La Jolla (Images of America)

October 30, 2020
La Jolla (Images of America)

La Jolla, California, famously known as "The Jewel," is notedfor its natural beauty and appealing Mediterranean-likeclimate.Magnificent sea cliffs and caves, bathing coves, and sandy beacheshave attracted visitors, developers, and residents since the 1880s.By the early 1900s, a small community developed with artistscongregating to the internationally known Green Dragon Colony.Newspaper heiress Ellen Browning Scripps and her half-sister ElizaVirginia established residences and became the community's renownedphilanthropists. Many beautiful homes and institutions, along witha growing commercial district next to the sea, owe their designs toarchitect Irving Gill.Today La Jolla still attracts visitors from around the world and ishome to the rich, the famous, the avant-garde, andintelligentsia.