The Jennings House on Rosecrans: Topic and Setting for OB Historical Society – Thurs., March 21

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The Jennings Family… More than Meets the Eye!

Thursday, March 21, 7 PM- “Special Event-Program” at the Jennings House Café at 1018 Rosecrans, Point Loma. By Cathy Gallagher,

The historic Jennings House on Point Loma, built in 1886, will be the topic, and the setting, for the OBHS meeting on March 21. Located at 1018 Rosecrans, the one-time residence of Frank Jennings, early San Diego County Sheriff (1895-1902), is the oldest house built on Point Loma. In recent years, it has found new life as the Jennings House Café (previously the Living Room), co-owned by our March guest speaker Cathy Gallagher.

In researching the history of the house, Cathy came up with many fascinating facts about Frank Jennings, his brother Fred (who also served as San Diego County Sheriff from 1907 to 1914), their families, and their descendants. She will provide a detailed account of Frank and Inez Jennings, their entrepreneurial and philanthropic commitment to San Diego, and their role in the development of Point Loma in particular.

Join us as we travel a few miles from our usual Ocean Beach meeting place to “the other side of the hill” for a fascinating slice of local history. (And enjoy snacks and a hot beverage, too!) You may even learn about a connection between the Jennings family and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. This event is FREE!

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