Logan Heights Archival Project

Aztec Brewery

AZTEC BREWING COMPANY Image courtesy of: KPBS.org Aztec Brewing Company opened in Mexicali in 1921. The brewery was started by a pair of San Diego businessmen, Edward P. Baker and Herbert Jaffe, as well as the brewing engineer William H. Strouse. They chose Mexicali as the location because Prohibition was in effect in 1921, and therefore no alcohol was being ...

El Carrito

El Carrito El Carrito is located a block away from Chicano Park and is on Logan Avenue. Like Chicano Park the restaurant is located off of interstate 5 and is subject to the same conditions, like noise and air pollution. El Carrito is situated in front of a Victorian home and the lot was bought by a former owner after ...

Chicano Federation

Chicano Federation “Children are indeed our future…” stated an automated telephone voice as I was put on hold for the Chicano Federation’s head office. In a span of 30 seconds I came to the realization the roots of the Chicano Federation had been replanted by receptionists that could not speak on the incredible community leader efforts it took to make ...

Chicano Park

Chicano Park: EL Parque Chicano Chicano Park/La Tierra Mia Logo (1974) Charlotte Marie Hernandez-Terry A Park for The People On April 22, 1970, residents of Logan Heights, in collaboration with student and community activists, interrupted and suspended the construction of a highway patrol station happening on the piece of land the community had previously allocated for a park. With pressure and ...

Logan Heights Canneries

LOGAN HEIGHTS: THE CANNERIES The Early History The French canners first introduced the tuna canning industry in 1850. This industry did not take root in the United States until 1903 because of a shortage in sardines. Thus, the sardine shortage of 1902 in the United States propelled Southern California fisherman to look for new types of fish to can and ...

The Original Logan Heights Library

The Original Logan Heights Library             The community of Logan Heights was established in 1867 in an area where Diegueno Indians had lived for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years.1 “The Building” The first Logan Heights Library branch opened in 1914 in a rented building at 28th Street and Marcy. It opened largely due to efforts by community members and Mabel ...

Logan Heights Theatres

Logan Heights Theatres Prior to the toxic-air pollution and mixed land-use patterns, Barrio Logan, once known as Logan Heights, stood strong as a healthy and thriving neighborhood. During World War II the Coronet Theater opened in the heart of the community at 1796 Logan Avenue, along with Metro Theatre (located at 25 and Imperial Avenue) & Victory Theatre. A man by the name ...

Neighborhood House

Neighborhood House/Big Neighbor 1809 National Avenue The takeover and occupation of Chicano Park in April 1970 provides an important backdrop to understand the occupation and takeover of the Neighborhood House in October of 1970. The original Neighborhood House – known as Big Neighbor to community members in Logan Heights – was occupied by Chicano activists who envisioned that community empowerment, ...

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church   Our Lady of Guadalupe actually began as a mission of the Parish of Our Lady of the Angels, eventually becoming the Mexican national parish of San Diego back in 1917. As Mexicans were crossing the border due to the revolution, they were fleeing from 70 years of the Catholic church being outlawed. In the ...