Historical Documents

In this section, you can find documents about Old Town San Diego in the 20th century free for your perusal. Some of these files are large, so it is recommended that you download the files to your computer before opening. Click the links below or the right for more information on a variety of subjects. If you have any further questions, or would like more information about the collections housed here, please contact the Interpretive Staff, via the District Office at 619-688-3260.

Flor de Muerto
A look at the marigold, and its significance in Día de los Muertos.

Machado-Smith Report

La Casa de Machado y Stewart

La Casa de Machado y Silvas

Map to the Caltrans Parking Lot

Horse-Drawn Vehicle Information

Machado Home to Serve as Meeting Hall – San Diego Union article, 8-8-1942