#0063 Plaza, San Diego Viejo (Washington Square)


#0063 Plaza, San Diego Viejo (Washington Square)

Site information:

Old Town Plaza, San Diego (bordered by Mason and San Diego and Calhoun)


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

On this spot the United States flag was first raised in Southern California by Lt. Stephen C. Rowan U.S.N. commanding sailors and marines. July 29, 1846

OHP description:

This plaza was established as the center of the Mexican Pueblo of San Diego which elected its first ajuntamiento in 1834. On July 29, 1846, at 4 p.m., Lieutenant Stephen C. Rowan, U.S.N., from the U.S. Sloop-of-War Cyane, raised the American flag over the plaza.

Registered 12/6/1932