My Home Inspector Blog: The Mount Soledad Cross- La Jolla, California

The Mount Soledad Cross- La Jolla, California

The Mount Soledad Cross- La Jolla, California

I just conducted a La Jolla home inspection not far from the Mount Soledad cross and War Memorial. After finishing the inspection, I took a few moments to stop at the site and take in the beautiful vistas of the surrounding terrain. It is one of my favorite places to visit in San Diego!

Mount Soledad Cross

 

Mount Soledad stands at 822 feet above sea level. From the top, there is a stunning 360-degree view: La Jolla shores, Scripps pier, Mission Bay, the Coronado bridge, the skyline of downtown San Diego, and the northern and southern shorelines can all be seen. And, of course, there is always an abundance of fresh ocean air and drenching California sunshine!

Mount Soledad Cross

 

Atop Mt. Soledad sits the 43-foot concrete Mount Soledad cross and War Veteran's Memorial. It was erected in the early 1950's in memory of our Korea War veterans. The site has since evolved into a standing testament to all American war heroes and the unending commit of our military to defend freedom. There are approximately 2700 plaques at the Memorial’s base, featuring photos and name engravings of war veterans.

Mount Soledad Cross  Mount Soledad Cross

 

The next time you visit San Diego, be sure to stop by and see the Mount Soledad cross and War Memorial in La Jolla!

                 Mount Soledad Cross


 

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Originally posted at First Choice Inspections.

The Mount Soledad Cross- La Jolla, California

 


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Comment balloon 24 commentsSteve Stenros • September 15 2011 02:08PM

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Isn't this the place where the Pinheads sued to get the cross taken down?  Very nice, those veterans deserve better than to have pinheads try to pull the cross down.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) about 7 years ago

Steve, these are beautiful photos.!  You picked a great day to visit.  My best childhood friend was named Soledad....that is what attracted me to your post.  :o)

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) about 7 years ago

You are correct, Gene! It is still tied up in litigation- probably for years!

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) about 7 years ago

Thanks Ann! That's definitely not a name you see every day, is it? You never know what will attract readers to your post! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) about 7 years ago

Very nice post....

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) about 7 years ago

Steve

I love visiting Mt. Soledad and we often take visitors up there for the views in all directions. Some days you get lucky, as you did, with some terrific views, and wonderful photos I might add. Hope the inspection went well!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) about 7 years ago

Yeah, that's true Jeff. Sometimes the marine layer will roll in and ruin the views!

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) about 7 years ago

Wonderful pictures, Steve. Thank you for sharing Mount. Soledad Cross with all of us. That is a beautiful memorial.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) about 7 years ago

Good Morning Steve, this is an outstanding memorial to visit.  The views are outstanding and the experience is memorable.

Posted by Dan Edward Phillips, Realtor and Broker/Owner (Dan Edward Phillips) about 7 years ago

Steve, yet another place I need to visit whenever I get out to California. What a beautiful day you had!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) about 7 years ago

Memories, where would we be without our memories? I remember the first time my daughter drove me to see this memorial. I was filled with awe. I remember bowing my head and saying a prayer. This was a moment I thought I'd never forget - then I realized, I did forget Mount Soledad. We move on and we forget then out of nowhere, someone like you reminds us of the memories.

Thank you Steve. I needed this moment in time. Your post is being suggested for others to stir up more memories. Memories like this should never be forgotten.

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 7 years ago

Wow Steve! Even before you read the great content of thisd post you are pulled in by the aesthetic layout. We eat first with our eyes. Ever thought about becoming a real estate agent? Nah...better money in your line of work.

Posted by Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia (RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax ) about 7 years ago

Toni: It is a great memorial. It's a shame we have an element that wants to tear the cross down!

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) about 7 years ago

Dan, it sounds like you've been there. Isn't it great?

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) about 7 years ago

It was a beautiful day, Connie! We are blessed with so many beautiful days!

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) about 7 years ago

Thanks Steve & Jan! I really appreciate the feedback! I admire Realtors for putting up with so many different people, personalities and attitudes! You earn every dollar you get! As for me, I love what I do!

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) about 7 years ago

Hello Steve and some wonderful photos and I don't believe I have been there before!

VB ;o)

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) almost 7 years ago

Hi Steve, and I agree with VB, those are some very nice photos of a fitting tribut to our veterans and war heroes.  I especially like the first one with the clouds in the back ground....thank you for your frequent comments on my recent post, more to come. 

Posted by Hrisco & Associates, -"Est. 2000 ~ Experience Matters" (Hrisco & Associates | eXp Realty, LLC.) almost 7 years ago

Then you need to make a special trip out here just to see the Memorial, Vegas Bob! It's spectacular!

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) almost 7 years ago

I enjoy your posts, John! Yes, the cotton balls in the sky were nice. It's tough to get cloud pictures here in San Diego- it never rains, you know!

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) almost 7 years ago

Steve -  I have seen the cross before, but I had no idea what was up there.  I may have to stop by the next time I go south.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 7 years ago

You have to see the views from the top, Christine! Unbelievable!

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) almost 7 years ago

Hi Steve,

I am so glad to hear about this memorial. My father was a Korean Vet in the Air Force. I must go to see it the next time I go to see my mother-in-law in La Jolla. Thanks for telling me about it. Have a great week.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) almost 7 years ago

Kristin, it's something you'll never forget!

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) almost 7 years ago

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