Presidio Neighborhood Mental Map Project

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Presidio Neighborhood Mental Map Project


Mental maps are artistic renderings of a person's perception of the world around them. Just as no two people are exactly alike, each mental map showcases a person's unique geographical perspective.

The Presidio Neighborhood Mental Map Project is a collection of mental maps created for archival use and display at SBTHP 50th Anniversary events in 2013.

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Mental Map - Mallory Gonzalez
I drew the Presidio Chapel because it is what most visitors enjoy the most. With all the events that it hosts, it is definitely one of the most dynamic parts of the Presidio Neighborhood.

Mental Map - Christa Clark Jones
I often wonder how cities and civilizations grow and die. I know my impressions are influenced by both where I live now and where I have lived in the past. It has been almost ten years since I left my home town Oxnard, a place that I compare to…

Mental Map - Jen Wold
Not to scale. Things/ events I remember.

Mental Map - Stephanie Byrd
My time at SBTHP has been spent constantly learning. So, while SB originated at the Presidio, all around town I have flashes of something I learned or my experiences at SBTHP that I tell to visitors and my friends/family that visit.…

Mental Map - Brittany Avila
My map points out the little things I notice each day that I work in the Presidio Neighborhood that makes this area unique and magical.

Mental Map- Richard Rojas
As you may know, I was the Channel Coast District Superintendent for CA State Parks from August 2000 until December 2006, before retiring from State service in 2007. During my tenure as District Superintendent, my focus in working with the SBTHP was…

Mental Map- Helen Wong
"The Presidio neighborhood used to be Chinatown for me!"

Mental Map- Juan Santiago Calderon
"Seeing what the Presidio was in 1943 to what it is now is amazing!"

This mental map was drawn by Juan's young granddaughter, Celina Ramos, based on his description of the Presidio neighborhood circa 1943.

Mental Map - Roger Knox
Not -to-scale, rough-out!

Mental Map - Nan Cisney
Completely out of scale.

Mental Map - Melinda Palacio
Rehearsing for Las Posadas is my favorite Presidio activity.

Mental Map - Marlene Carroll
Remembering Fiesta in De la Guerra Plaza. Festive and fun.
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