Author Archives: Gaslamp Foundation

What’s in a Name

The Timken Building 1894 Southwest Corner of 5th and Market Streets Architect: Joseph Falkenham Architectural Style: Romanesque/Modern   Realtors will tell you that “location, location, location,” is everything, but this prime piece of commercial real estate had a rather inauspicious beginning. Alonzo Horton called it “Lot L” when he sold it to David L. Phillips […]

The Kumeyaay-Diegueño People of Southern California: History and Culture from Pre-Contact to the Present.

For thousands of years the Kumeyaay-Diegueño people have called this region of Southern California home. Join us on Wednesday, March 11th at 7 PM for our next “History Talks!” Lecture featuring Director of the Barona Cultural Museum Laurie Egan-Hedley as she shares with us the vibrant history of the Kumeyaay-Diegueño people from pre-contact to the […]

Ghosted: The Horton Principle

Ghosted: The Horton Principle San Diego, CA ― The Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation in conjunction with the Southern California arts and culture duo ARATA are pleased to present Ghosted: The Horton Principle, an engaging exhibit that explores the legacy and possibility of Horton Plaza, architect Jon Jerde’s 1985 Postmodern urban mall. Who killed Horton Plaza? […]

Curtain Going Up!

Balboa Theatre 1924 648 4th Avenue,  Southwest Corner of Fourth and E Architectural Style: Spanish Renaissance Revival Architect: William Wheeler “Curtain going up!”  With pomp and circumstance, the magnificent Balboa theatre opened on Friday, March 28, 1924. All of San Diego was excited to welcome screen stars Corrinne Griffith, Conway Tearle, Adele Rowland and “the   […]

February is Museum Month in San Diego!

February is Museum Month! Pick up a San Diego Museum Month pass at participating San Diego area libraries, Macy’s stores or Hilton hotels to receive half-price admission to The Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House and more than 40other museums February 1-29, 2020.  For more information on participating libraries and museums visit the San Diego […]