"Our inspiration stems from [gropey] Mayor Filner's efforts to restore the Plaza de Panama to its 1915 status as a grand pedestrian space. We thought, 'Why not restore other elements of the original 1915 Panama-California Exposition that gave birth to Balboa Park as we know it — but in a way that reflects our modern world?'"

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Found: another proposal from the now-disbanded Balboa Park Centennial Group

San Diego, then and now

From the minutes of the December 2013 meeting of the Balboa Park Centennial Group, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request and a fifth of Glenlivet: Mr. [REDACTED] noted that, during the 1935 Expo, ...


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