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Alcazar Garden Tile Restoration Project

The Alcazar Garden was originally called the Montezuma Garden. It was created for the 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition. For the 1935-36 California Pacific Exposition, architect Richard Requa renamed it the Alcazar Garden, adding two lovely tile fountains and eight tile benches.

By 2005 the tiles had become badly deteriorated and were in need of major repairs. The City installed several unsightly posts around each fountain to discourage skateboarders, although we no longer believe this damage was done by skateboarders. We hope you'll visit this newly restored garden adjacent to the Mingei Museum/House of Charm.

Tile damage to fountains 2005 East fountain restored 2008

The Committee of One Hundred has completed the restoration of the garden's two tile fountains and eight tile benches. We have created a Tile Maintenance Fund specifically for the Alcazar Garden, which will allow us to repair any future damage. We welcome your contributions to this important fund.

1992 Alcazar Garden Tile Inventory and Survey

Michael Kelly, President

Your tax-deductible contribution is needed. Click on the credit card above or send your contribution to this address:

The Committee of One Hundred
1649 El Prado, Suite 2
San Diego, CA 92101

The Committee of One Hundred