Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Guide to the Tradewell Middletown Collecion MS 231
MS 231  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (60.32 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Table of contents What's This?


Series I: Middletown Historic District

Box-folder 1:1

Middletown historic designation and Founder's Day, 1989 April 10–1990 July 22


Correspondence between Thelma Tradewell, the Middletown Business Owners Association and the City Planning Commission regarding Middletown historic designation
City of San Diego Proclamation of May 27, 1990 as Middletown Founders’ Day
Box-folder 1:2

City Council meetings (tape recordings), 1989 January 17–November 30

Scope and Content

Cassette tapes with recordings of Thelma Tradewell’s remarks on Mission Hills and Middletown recognition at several City Council meetings.
Box-folder 1:3

Historiographies, 1973-1980 and undated


“An Historical Overview of Middletown, San Diego, California” by Ray Brandes and Susan Erzinger
“When the Red Lights Went Out in San Diego: The Little Known Story of San Diego’s ‘Restricted’ District” by Elizabeth C. MacPhail
“India Street and Beyond: A History of the Italian Community of San Diego 1850-1980” by Canice Gardner Ciruzzi
Box-folder 1:4

Newspaper articles, 1990 March 26–July 15

Box-folder Oversize Collections D4



Balboa Park; California St.; City Gardens; Chatsworth Blvd.; Columbia St. to State St.; Coronado Island; Hillcrest; Lindbergh Field; Marietta Ave.; Market St.; Mission Hills; Reynard St.; San Diego City College; Union St. to Front St.; University Heights; Wabash Blvd.; Washington St.
Map of bay front along California St., April 15, 1869
Tourist map of Historic Middletown, undated
Box-folder 1:5

Aerial photograph, undated

Box-folder 1:6

Miscellanea, 1989–1991


“Middletown Historical Society: The History of San Diego, A Brief Bibliography”
Obituary for Thelma C. Tradewell

Series II: Mission Brewery

Box-folder 1:7

Mission Brewery planning, 1984-1989


“Grant of Architectural Façade and Open Space Easement,” 1989
Box-folder 1:8

Historic designation and signs, 1988 October 31–1990 May 15 and undated


Mission Brewery Historic Preservation Certification application
Resolution approving Mission Brewery’s Historical Site Designation
National Register of Historic Places Registration form
Papers regarding Historic Site Designation Signs
Box-folder 1:9

Mission Brewery Plaza dedication, 1990 January 10 –February 13


Congressman Bill Lowery’s speech for Mission Brewery dedication
Box-folder 1:10

Articles and manuscripts, 1912 March 17-1988 June 6 and undated

Box-folder 1:11

Griesser family papers (some in German), 1901 August 6–1989 May 5

Scope and Content

Copy of Richard Griesser’s birth certificate (written in German)
“The Welcome Island: Story and Laws” by Wilhelm Griesser
“Remembrances and Reflections” on his grandfather by Richard Griesser
Box-folder 1:12

Miscellanea, 1989–1990 and undated


Mission Brewery Plaza 1990 Calendar