Category Archives: Landmarks

The Tale of the Fox and the Lion

Samuel I. Fox Building, 1929 Architect: William Templeton Johnson Architectural Style: Mission Revival  & Mediterranean Location: Southwest Corner, 6th & Broadway America has always been the land of immigrants and opportunity. This was especially true during the 19th century when Horace Greeley’s philosophy that the road to success was paved with hard work and perseverance was […]

Early Shopping Emporiums of San Diego: “Shop ‘till you drop” 1880’s style

Marston Building, 1881 548 C Street Architects: Stewart Brothers Style – Italianate Victorian Whitney Department Store Building, 1923 and 1936 914-924 6th Avenue Architect: F.W. Stevenson Modern Linear Design It’s the holiday season! Time for feasting, caroling, and yes, shopping.  For our Victorian ancestors buying a gift for a special loved one was also a […]