Map Poster of OB from 1887 Now Available from Historical Society

by on March 14, 2014 · 1 comment

in Culture, History, Media, Ocean Beach

OB map 1887The Ocean Beach Historical Society is offering 18 x 24 in. posters of this historical 1887 OB MAP with lovely calligraphy, old street names, the railroad lines. Also, locations and names of the beaches, coves, rock formations, sand dunes and springs.

The map’s natural aging, torn edges and stains gives it a wonderful pirate-map quality that transports you back in time when the founder’s vision for O.B.

1887 Map Posters $20 ea. (includes tax). Proceeds go to the Ocean Beach Historical Society a 501(c)(3) non-profit org. Available at: OBHS Events/Programs, The Green Store, John Baker Picture Frames, OBMA and the Newport Avenue Antique Center.  Contact OBHS.


OBHS ARCHIVES preserve the history of Ocean Beach and the peninsula. We need: • Historical Photos, Items & Documentation • Cash Donations • Historical Interviews • Archival Supplies

All General Info. Contact PAT JAMES, Pres.: or (619) 226-8125. Archive Donations Only Contact: ?Archivist Mary Allely (619) 223-7784

Dedicated volunteers assist with the processing. The collection includes: Photos, maps, books, papers, newspapers, letters & artifacts, an extensive biography index. Also 1926-1984 San Diego City Directories. Archive Donations Welcome-People’s lives are of interest to others! Unfortunately, after a relative’s death, photos, house plans, business & org. records, and family papers end up in the trash. Some O.B. buildings vanish, the cliffs erode and scenery changes. OBHS Archives provide an invaluable window into O.B.’s past.

When donating please date, identify the people and places. Reluctant to give up originals? The Archive’s staff would be happy to safely copy and return items to you with your permission to use the materials. Preservation work needs support & supplies. Gifts may be donated at OBHS meetings. OBHS is a 501 (C) 3 Non-profit, donations of items & cash May Be Tax Deductible. Thanks to all donations to the Archives and/or the Ocean Beach book published by Arcadia Publishing – release date July 2014.

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J March 5, 2015 at 9:58 am

I have this map on my wall framed, and everyone likes it!


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