This pictorial history features photographs from throughout the Greater North Park Community Planning Area and is one of the latest in the prestigious Arcadia Images of America series.
The North Park area was initially populated by scattered farms and citrus ranches. In the early 1900s, streetcars brought investors, residents, and shopkeepers, creating San Diego’s slice of Bungalow Heaven. Decades of decline followed the exciting 1950s, when North Park was a regional shopping destination and the Toyland Parade attracted 300,000 spectators. The community is flourishing again in a renaissance initiated by restoration of the elegant North Park Theatre in 2005.
The book is available here from arcadiapublications.com , and also at the following locations:
Museum of San Diego History Store in Balboa Park
Para Newsstand (3911 30th Street)
The Grove (3010 Juniper Street)
Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) Museum Shop at the Whaley House in Old Town (2476 San Diego Avenue)