Whoever wrote the story on the dedication of Children's Pool 80 years ago in the May 26 edition failed to present the facts accurately. The seawall, not the pool, was presented to the City of San Diego on May 31 by Jacob Chandler Harper, attorney for and close confidante of Ellen Browning Scripps.
Most people today would not agree that the seawall was EBS’s most important gift. Torrey Pines Park and Scripps Institution of Oceanography are just two of the more significant gifts she made. Ms. Scripps loved the natural world and especially the sea, and if she lived today, she would no doubt want Casa Beach (enclosed by the seawall) to be a rookery for harbor seals.
La Jolla homeowner who grew up in La Jolla