San Diego Architecture

Tuesday, May 22, 2007, 22:54 —by chickrawker
This item was posted in San Diego History, San Diego Photos category and has 4 Comments so far.

I’m on vacation and I decided to be a tourist in my own city today. I started off in Balboa Park and actually discovered things I had never noticed before.

Did you ever notice that the California Tower has a ship spire (?) at the top?

California Tower 

Or that there is a colorful dome at the House of Charm?

Dome at House of Charm

I was in the SD Museum of Art’s bookstore and found a fairly comprehensive book about local architecture. That inspired me to head downtown and check some of those buildings out.

My favorite was the Old City Hall, on the southwest corner of Fifth and G:

Old City Hall

Old City Hall

The Pacific Gaslamp Theatre (on the northeast corner of 5th and G) is Art Deco inspired, but there is modern accent of film strips on the side:

Pacific Gaslamp Theatre 

There were some other buildings I wanted to check out, but I’m saving it for another day. If anyone has any favorite architecture spots that you particularly like, leave a comment as I have a few more days off and want to explore.

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4 Responses to “San Diego Architecture”

  1. interior designer san diego said on Monday, June 4, 2007, 15:51

    Isn’t great when you see something new on a building that you have looked at many times!
    I think its great!

  2. Maria Palma said on Friday, June 15, 2007, 22:23

    I also love taking pictures in Balboa Park and downtown San Diego! The Coronado Bridge and Hotel Del are also points of interest…

  3. efren said on Friday, September 21, 2007, 5:38

    you should have a close look at the other buildings such as the ones downtown.

    great victorian designs and check out the martston house or the lodge at torrey pines.

  4. Brian R. Callahan said on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 7:43

    The Lodge at Torrey Pines is spectacular. It flows into the contour of the surrounding property both in color and architectual lines. While we are from San Diego we still make a point to stay at the Lodge a couple times a year. Brian Raymond Callahan, San Diego, CA

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