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1915 EXPO CENTENNIAL: Expo Isthmus, Architects, St. James Hotel, Carousel

Architects for 1915 Exposition - 1912.
Courtesy of the San Diego History Center
Architects for 1915 Exposition - 1912.

Airs Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Monday, Aug. 26 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2

Join host Elsa Sevilla as she uncovers stories from the 1915 Exposition in Balboa Park

The 1915 EXPO CENTENNIAL series uses rare, historic black and white photos and film to tell the story of City Park and how the Exposition was planned.

The series promises to give television viewers a unique glimpse into the 1915 Exposition.

Find out how City Park was planned and meet the key city leaders who created the urban park for San Diego.

Learn about Balboa Park's architectural and landscaping designs, world-renowned architects, rare historic black and white photos and film that show unique aspects of the fair.

We'll also show you rare artifacts from the 1915 Exposition and unique behind the scenes tours of the park, museum vaults and historic buildings.

Park Construction
Courtesy of the San Diego History Center
Park Construction

On episode 6: "Expo Isthmus, Architects, St. James Hotel, Carousel," host Elsa Sevilla, travels the county in search of unique stories from the 1915 Exposition.

Hear amazing stories of strength, dedication and passion in planning and hosting the World's Fair in San Diego.

Magnificent historic photos and film tell the story of a wonderful time in San Diego a century ago, from planning the 14-hundred acre urban park, the design and location of Cabrillo Bridge, to planning and hosting a World's Fair.

Isthmus, Fun Zone, Balboa Park Expo.
Courtesy of the San Diego History Center
Isthmus, Fun Zone, Balboa Park Expo.

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All past episodes of SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES are available for streaming on demand.

SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES, hosted by Elsa Sevilla, shares tales from the past, reigniting the love affair with San Diego's special places. Sevilla Productions is on Facebook.

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