Normal Heights in San Diego

Adams Ave

When San Diego was founded, the area that known as Normal Heights was covered with brush and populated only by rabbits. It latter had a few farms. Development was limited by lack of water. Speculators became interested in the area during the San Diego land boom of the 1880s, and several land development companies were actively working in the area by the 1900s. Around 1905 a reservoir was built in University Heights; partly as a result, the number of buildings in Normal Heights increased from one in January 1906 to 43 in December of the same year.  The community was officially founded in 1906, when a syndicate led by D. C. Collier and George M. Hawley filed a subdivision map with the county. At that time it was an independent community, not part of the city of San Diego. It became one of San Diego’s first “streetcar suburbs” with the development of an electric trolley route along Adams Avenue, part of the San Diego Electric Railway system.  A trolley barn was built in Normal Heights in 1913; the Adams Avenue Operating Division was established in 1915.

Normal Heights is centrally located in the city of San Diego, on a mesa just south of Mission Valley. Its borders are defined by Interstate 805 to the West, Interstate 8 to the North,Interstate 15 to the East, and El Cajon Boulevard to the South.

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Info courtesy of Wikipedia