The Presbyterian Church of East San Diego then & now
This post continues looking at the pictures in East of San Diego: The Lost History of the East San Diego Police Department, 1912-1923, by Gary E. Mitrovich.
On page 38 is a photograph of a Presbyterian Church that was built at the corner of Pauly and Anna Streets in the city of East San Diego, now known as the San Diego neighborhood of City Heights:
Although the building is still there, it is now a family clinic instead of a church, and the street names are now 43rd Street and Polk Avenue. The current address is 4290 Polk Avenue:
Public records indicate that the building has 15,051 square feet and is owned by San Diego Family Care Inc., which bought the property in 1992. Two other land plots with this address are owned by the City of San Diego, probably parking lots for the Clinic.
I could not find any information as to when the building was built, but the picture in the book is of a postcard that has “East San Diego” written on the front of it, so presumably the Church was built sometime between 1912 and 1923, which are the years when the area was the city of East San Diego.
I tried to track down the Presbyterian congregation of East San Diego to see where they might have moved but the closest I could come was Southeast Community Church at 210 S. Euclid Avenue, 3.9 miles away. The Southeast Community Church was built in 1992, and that’s as far back as I could go with Presbyterian churches in the area.
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Posted on September 3, 2012, in Halls of History, History, Photos, Then & Now and tagged 4290 polk avenue in san diego, city heights san diego pictures, East of San Diego, East San Diego Police Department, Gary Mitrovide, mid-city community clinic san diego, san diego family care. Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.