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POINT LOMA LIGHT (OLD)

State: CALIFORNIA
Location: CABRILLO NATIONAL MONUMENT
Nearest City: SAN DIEGO
County: SAN DIEGO
Year Station Established: 1855
Year Automated: 1986
Year Existing Historic Tower Constructed: 1855


Point Loma Light (Old)
NPS photo by James P. Delgado, 1989.
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Dates Deactivated: 1891
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE WITH GREEN LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 46/Height of Focal Plane: 462
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL (1855)
  • Present Optic: NONE
  • Lens Disposition: THIRD ORDER FRESNEL IS IN LANTERN BUT DOES NOT SERVE AS ACTIVE AID
Previous Towers: NONE

Newer Tower? YES Existing Fog Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1855
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: CAPE COD
  • Construction Materials: SANDSTONE ON COBBLE
Other Structures: CISTERN

Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Current Use: NATIONAL PARK

Open to the Public?
YES; OPEN DAILY 9-5 PM YEAR ROUND; 9-6 PM FROM JULY 4 THROUGH LABOR DAY National Register Status: LISTED: OLD POINT LOMA LIGHTHOUSE

Documented by HABS? YES CA-41

Miscellaneous:
LIGHT IS ON AT NIGHT FOR AESTHETIC REASONS, BUT LIGHT SOURCE IS OFFSET ABOUT FOUR INCHES WITH THE FRESNEL LENS TO REDUCE ITS EFFECT



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