Sunday, July 26, 2009

The wall

I thought I'd show you another view of the sea wall at the Children's Pool/Casa Beach. Philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps gave about $60,000 to build the wall in order to create a safe swimming area for children. The wall took about 10 years from its initial survey and design to its completion in the spring of 1931. You can see that there are steps built into the base of the wall which were meant for seating and for kids to climb around on. Click here to read more about the wall's planning, design, and construction.

5 Comments:

Blogger Rambling Round said...

That was a good idea!

Sun Jul 26, 09:45:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Jacob said...

What a wonderful project. I've not of it before. The sea can be very dangerous so it's terrific to have a place where children can enjoy without fear.

Sun Jul 26, 12:55:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Lisbeth said...

This is a great photo, Felicia!

Sun Jul 26, 06:22:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Paty said...

beautiful, it mus be a good place to do some snorkelling!

Mon Jul 27, 06:44:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Maggie said...

Nurses and nannies sat on the wall. Perhaps mother's too. Mine arrived there in 1938, and she loved it.

Mon Jul 27, 07:02:00 PM PDT  

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