San Diego Area Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings (page 1)

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former Silverado Ballroom
San Diego, CA
2014: 2020:
The Silverado Ballroom was built in 1931. It was nearly demolished in 1989. In 2015, the building was completely restored. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Euclid Tower
San Diego, CA
The Euclid Tower was built in 1932 for a drive-in restaurant. The tower's colorful paint job was added in 1995. In 1999, city inspectors found the building to be unsafe and it was headed for demolition. However, in 2009, the building was restored. It now houses the Tower Bar. For more, see this website. [map]

3489 Noell St.
San Diego, CA
2009: 2014:
The building at 3489 Noell St. appears to be from the 1940s. The building housed Artistic Endeavors in 2009. It was housing Somewhere Loud, a live music venue, when these 2014 photos were taken. By 2016, the club had closed and the building was painted beige. [2009 photo thanks Gregory May] [map]

3701 6th Ave.
San Diego, CA
Fire Station No. 4
San Diego, CA
This building at 3701 6th Ave. appears to be from the 1930s. [map]

Fire Station No. 4 was built in 1937 as a WPA project. It is the oldest operating fire station in the city. [map]

Masonic Lodge
San Diego, CA
This Masonic Lodge was built in 1931. It was designed by the Quayle Brothers. The Lodge is officially known as the Silver Gate Three Stars Lodge No. 296. For more, see this website. [map]

San Diego Firehouse Museum
San Diego, CA
Architectural Salvage
San Diego, CA
The San Diego Firehouse Museum is housed in the former Fire Station No. 6 building which was built in 1906. It appears to have been remodeled in the 1920s or 1930s to me. [photo thanks Gregory May] [map]

The building that now houses Architectural Salvage appears to be from the 1930s or 1940s. Does anyone know what was here originally? In 2020, the building was painted lime green. [map]

Dalton Building
San Diego, CA
The Dalton Building was built in 1911. It originally housed the Manhattan Restaurant and Hotel. In 1930, the building was remodeled in this Art Deco style. It has been vacant since at least 2009. Sometime before that, it housed the Universal Boot Shop. For more, see these websites: 1, 2 and 3. [map]

San Diego Central Post Office
San Diego, CA
The San Diego Central Post Office was built in 1937. It was designed by William Templeton Johnson. The terra cotta reliefs were created by Archibald Garner. They depict the "Transportation of the Mail." For more, see this website. [map]