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Whaley House

All photographs taken by Kenneth A. Larson. All rights reserved. © 2008 - 2017.

Whaley House was built by Thomas Whaley in 1856-7 on grounds once containing an execution site. The house is famous for ghost sightings including a small black dog. The Whaley House is the oldest brick structure not only in San Diego, but Southern California. It once served as the first courthouse and county seat and was the cultural center of the city. It has also been used for a granary, a school, and San Diego's first theater. State Registered Landmark No. 65. Road Trip when this place was visited.
Road Trip Article 2005
Road Trip Article 2008
Road Trip Article 2016
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Front of Whaley House. Photo date: 5-8-05.

Rail of Whaley House. Photo date: 5-8-05.
Small door and end of the gable.
Plaque on the front of the building.
Front facade. Photo date: 5-11-08.
Court Room. Photo date: 5-11-08.
Whaley House
Court Room. Photo date: 6-13-04.
Court Room Court Room
Court Room.
Court Room Court Room
Court Room.

General Store General Store
The Whaley House has been many things, including General Store.
Kitchen Kitchen
Kitchen. Originally located outside, it was later moved inside.


Dining Room.
Upstairs bedroom Upstairs bedroom
Upstairs bedroom.
Whaley House
San Diego's oldest theater. Photo date: 6-13-04.
Theater Theater
Theater. Photo date: 5-11-08.
Theater Theater
This is believed to be the first theater in San Diego County and maybe Southern California.
Upstairs bedroom
Upstairs bedroom.
Guest Chamber
Guest Chamber
Guest Chamber Guest Chamber
Guest Chamber.
Parlor viewed from Study
Parlor viewed from Study. Photo date: 6-13-04.
Study and Parlor
Study and Parlor. Photo date: 6-13-04.
Parlor Parlor
The Study is the next to last room on the tour.
Study and Parlor
Study and Parlor.
Study and Parlor
Parlor and Study.

Back buildings
Looking out the window to the back buildings.
Back buildings
Back buildings, some have been moved here.

Back buildings Back buildings
Back buildings.
In Spring of 2016, the back buildings were raised and a new foundation constructed.

The Gift Shop is in this building.

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