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Out To Sea Panoramic

Scripps Pier | San Diego, California

Fine Art Limited Edition of 100

Year Built: 1987-1988
Architect: Ferver Engineering
Construction firm: Kiewit Pacific Company

Namesake: Named for Ellen Browning Scripps (1836-1932), the most significant donor to the institution in its formative years. Born in London, Ellen emigrated to the United States with her father in 1844, and grew up on a farm in Illinois. She attended Knox College in Illinois. In 1866, she joined her brother James in his newspaper business, and later she worked with her younger half-brother E.W. Scripps in his newspaper business. E.W. settled in the San Diego area about 1890, and Ellen built a house in La Jolla soon after that.

Never married, and wealthy from funds derived from the family newspaper businesses and from inheritance from another brother George, she became a major benefactor in La Jolla and elsewhere. In its earliest years, Ellen provided generous funds for the Marine Biological Association, served on its board, and gave it a large endowment. An unassuming person, she preferred that the institution be named for her brother George, but the University of California chose the overall Scripps surname in 1912. Finally, in 1988, the pier was named for this remarkable woman.

History: The original Scripps Pier, built in 1915-1916, was a 1,000-foot-long facility for acquiring clean seawater for the campus laboratories and the public aquarium. Ellen Browning Scripps provided all of the money ($36,000) for its construction. That structure—well built for its day, with reinforced concrete and wooden pilings and a wooden deck—survived many years and storms, but extensive repairs were made to it in 1926 and 1946.

Major concerns about the soundness of the old pier finally led to its total replacement. The modern pier, which is 1,090 feet long, was built of reinforced concrete alongside the original pier, which was then removed.

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PLATINUM SERIES | LUMACHROME ACRYLIC FINE ART PRINTS

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DIAMOND SERIES | ROMA FRAMED LUMACHROME ACRYLIC FINE ART PRINTS

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GOLD SERIES | LEXJET METALLIC ACRYLIC FINE ART PRINTS

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SILVER SERIES | CHROMALUXE ALUMINUM FINE ART PRINTS

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