Coronado CA Sign
“The Crown City” is home to 20,000. Coronado (Spanish for “Crowned”) is a resort city located in San Diego County. Coronado is connected to the mainland by the Silver Strand. Coronado was incorporated in 1890. In 1888 the Hotel del Coronado was built. Total area of 32.7 square miles.
The development of North Island by the United States Navy prior to and during World War II led to the filling of the bight by July 1944, combining the land areas into a single body. The Navy still operates Naval Air Station North Island on Coronado. On the southern side of the town is Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, a training center for Navy SEALs and Special warfare combatant-craft crewmen (SWCC). Both facilities are part of the larger Naval Base Coronado complex. Coronado has increased in size due to dredge material being dumped on its shoreline and through the natural accumulation of sand. The “Country Club” area on the northwest side of Coronado, the “Glorietta” area and golf course on the southeast side of Coronado, most of the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, most of the Strand Naval Housing, and most of the Coronado Cays (all on the south side of Coronado) were built on dirt dredged from San Diego Bay. In 1969, the San Diego–Coronado Bridge was opened, allowing much faster transit between the cities than bay ferries or driving via State Route 75 along the Silver Strand. The bridge is made up of five lanes, one of which is controlled by a moveable barrier that allows for better traffic flow during rush hours. In the morning, the lane is moved to create three lanes going southbound towards Coronado, and in the evening it is moved again to create three lanes going northbound towards downtown San Diego.
Real estate in the city of Coronado is very expensive. Coronado is governed by a city council, which is presided over by a directly elected mayor. The mayor and council members serve 4-year terms.
The Coronado Ferry Landing
Tourism is an essential component of Coronado’s economy. This city is home to three major resorts (Hotel del Coronado, Coronado Island Marriott, and Loews Coronado Bay Resort), as well as several other hotels and inns. The downtown district along Orange Avenue, with its many shops, restaurants and theaters, is also a key part of the local economy. Many of the restaurants are highly rated and provide a wide variety of cuisine choices.
Hotel del Coronado, 1885
“The Del” has appeared in numerous works of popular culture and was said to have inspired the Emerald City in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It is rumored that the city’s main street, Orange Avenue, was Baum’s inspiration for the yellow brick road. Other sources say Oz was inspired by the “White City” of the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893.
Because of the reported association with Oz, Coronado is often associated with the color green and is sometimes referred to as “The Emerald City”. The colors of Coronado High are green and white; the Coronado city flag is a tricolor of green-white-green, with a crown in the middle.
The hotel is said to be haunted, with room 3372 being visited by the ghost of Kate Morgan. It served as the setting for a fictitious Florida hotel in the Billy Wilder classic comedy film Some Like it Hot.
Once owned locally, the Hotel Del is now owned by the Blackstone Group
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Signs for Coronado
We do not do everything, but we do make:
- Retail Shopping Mall Signs
- Monument signs, these come in different favors, but here are the more popular:
- Professional Office Signs
- Business Park Signs
- Dimensional Lettering for the business name. These are a form of customer sign that Signs for San Diego makes on a CNC router
- Lobby Signs, while retail stores tend to have a single large space, Businesses and professional service signs tend to have a lobby and a back area
- Dock Numbers, that tell trucks where to load and unload
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