Rep. Susan Davis introduced a resolution on Thursday requesting a postage stamp commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the 1915 Panama-California Exhibition at Balboa Park.
"Balboa Park is a crown jewel in the heart of San Diego," Davis said in a statement. "It is an integral part of the lives of San Diegans and we are so proud of it.
"As Balboa Park prepares to celebrate its centennial in 2015, this stamp will honor the Panama-California Exhibition and would provide an opportunity for San Diego to once again show off Balboa Park to the rest of the world."
From 1915 to 1917, San Diego played host to an exhibition recognizing the historic completion of the Panama Canal, which revolutionized transcontinental trade.
Many of Balboa park's most iconic buildings were originally constructed as temporary structures for the exhibition. The park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977.
Davis represents the 53rd Congressional district, which includes La Mesa, Lemon Grove and large sections of San Diego.