Posts Tagged ‘John C. Fisher’

21st March
written by Richard

Opening day, June 7, 1890.

One of the great needs of San Diego for some time past has been a system of cable street railroads. This improved method of covering long distances in cities has become very popular in all of the metropolises of the country, and it has been one great improvement in which San Diego was deficient.
–San Diego Union, June 9, 1889

The story of San Diego’s Cable Cars.

16th September
written by Richard

In the 1890s, San Diegans believed the finest theater west of Chicago could be found in the opulent Fisher Opera House on Fourth Street. Glittering productions drew sellout crowds to the 1,400-seat Romanesque style building. But not everyone was permitted to enjoy the local theater. In 1897, the popular playhouse was the scene of an ugly incident of racial prejudice.

The story of “Anderson v. Fisher,” a Case of Discrimination.