Archive for Category: "San Diego Style"
In San Diego, walking gets a bad rap. Just this morning about 8:30 AM, I was crossing El Cajon Blvd at one of its more awkward intersections–where the boulevard meets the 805 freeway–headed to Pancho Villa to buy some coffee to have with my breakfast. A business owner stared as I approached and waited for [...]
Filter in North Park
by Jill Holslin There’s some new color on Iowa Street this week. A couple of weeks ago, a crew of artists threw up some scaffolding and covered the Thrift Trader buildings on 3937 and 3939 Iowa Street in San Diego’s North Park with vibrant graffiti pieces. And so, our already hip little neighborhood just got [...]
WHILE I’m on the subject of modernism in San Diego, I wanted to point out another amazing San Diego webpage celebrating San Diego mid-century style: Modern San Diego. Modern San Diego was started by San Diegan Keith York, who works as program director at KPBS and teaches courses in media & communication at SDSU. York’s [...]
The Friends of San Diego Architecture have just posted an amazing collection of architectural images donated by the local historian Ned Paynter (1935-2007). Paynter was an avid traveler with a passion for architecture, and his collection of 10,000 images includes 500 photographs of buildings in San Diego. Many of San Diego’s architectural treasures suffered from [...]
This article kicks off a new column at The San Diego Border Observer: San Diego Style will document both innovative and classic architectural styles in the mid-city neighborhoods of San Diego. Here’s a lovely entryway in North Park/Normal Heights: a classic Spanish style bungalow. Notice the elegant entryway, painted a contrasting burnt orange to accentuate [...]