Roseville, Point Loma

Roseville, also referred to as “Tunaville” because of the association with the tuna-fishing fleet, is named for the San Diego developer Luis Rose. Rose bought the area in 1866 making Roseville the oldest settled part of Point Loma. Luis Rose laid out the streets,  built a hotel and the wharf. Many Portuguese fishermen settled in the area which is still the focus of San Diego’s large Portuguese community.  Saint Agnes Catholic Church hosts the annual Festo do Espirito Santo  (Feast of the Holy Spirit), a religious festival, which has been hosted every year since 1910 and is San Diego’s oldest ethnic tradition. The church also holds services in Portuguese twice a month.