Will This Historic Landmark Survive?

Posted by on Sep 9, 2020 in Featured, Preservation | 0 comments

By Keith Johannes The Dana Point Historical Society receives many questions about historic buildings and their preservation. Many comments express concern about the building at the up-coast entrance to the Dana Point Commercial District, now called the Lantern District. The first use of the building at the split of Pacific Coast Highway and Del Prado was as the Sidney H. Woodruff Real Estate Tract Office (shown c. 1930.)   An...

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Will the Blue Lantern Gazebo Be Saved?

Posted by on Jul 25, 2020 in Featured, Historic Designation Registry, Preservation | 0 comments

by Barbara Force Johannes The “Blue Lantern Gazebo” (pictured) at the Ken Sampson Overlook Park continues to be fenced off due to a rockslide on January 13, 2018.  Cove Road was also closed when 18 tons of rock, including a two-ton boulder, dropped on the stone restrooms below.  Cove Road was re-opened but the restrooms below and the gazebo above remain closed and fenced off, although the Ken Sampson Overlook still remains a...

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Will the Seaside Inn Be Saved?

Posted by on Jun 27, 2020 in Featured, Preservation, Projects | 0 comments

by Barbara Force Johannes As one would expect, whenever our Historical Society volunteers meet the public we receive questions about historic buildings in Dana Point.  This was especially true for our volunteers at our outreach boothduring the Festival of Whales on March 7th and 8th.   Santa Clara Avenue neighbors wanted to know what was being done about the Blue Lantern Gazebo at the Ken Sampson Overlook.  Many people asked about the...

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