The Whaley House
Built by Thomas Whaley in 1856-57, this is the oldest
brick structure in Southern California. In addition to
being the home of the Whaley family, it served variously
as granary, store, court-house and school and as the town’s
first theater. Whaley’s home was the cultural center of
San Diego as well as its most luxurious residence.
State registered landmark No. 65
Marker placed by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors
and the Historical Markers Committee. Erected 1959.