299 E San Ysidro Boulevard — Sevels Garage
In 1918 Harry Sevel came to San Ysidro. Born in Lithuania, his family escaped anti-Semitism and fled to South Africa while he was a young child. At age 16, Sevel jumped a freighter ship set of rate United States. He ended up in San Ysidro and, by 1927, opened Sevel Garage, a gas station and towing service along San Ysidro Boulevard.