LOMALAND SOUVENIR ... [cover title]. California, San Diego County, Point Loma.

LOMALAND SOUVENIR ... [cover title]. [Point Loma, California: The Aryan Theosophical Press], n.d. [Circa 1916.]. 15.3x8.6 cm (oblong 16mo), pp. [1-32] (not numbered), illustrations, self wrappers, stapled. A promotional brochure describing the grounds of the headquarters of the Universal Brotherhood and Theosophical Society at Point Loma, California, and public activities held there. Internal evidence indicates the brochure was published in 1916 or shortly thereafter. "Lomaland was a Theosophical community located in Point Loma in San Diego, California, from 1900 to 1942. Theosophical Society leader Katherine Tingley founded it in 1900 as a school, cultural center, and residential facility for her followers. The American headquarters of the Theosophical Society Pasadena was also situated there. The facility was important to the growing city of San Diego for its cultural offerings, and it left a lasting legacy in its campus (now Point Loma Nazarene University) which still retains many of the unique architectural features of the original Lomaland. The residents of Lomaland also transformed their Point Loma neighborhood by planting so many trees, orchards and shrubs that the formerly barren neighborhood is now known as the 'Wooded Area'" (Wikipedia). See Robert V. Hine, California's Utopian Colonies (San Marino, California: Huntington Library, 1953), pp. 33-54. Not in Rocq. OCLC reports three copies: Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, San Diego. A fine copy. (#167690).

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