California Egyptian Revival Buildings (page 1)

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O.L. Steel House
Encinitas, CA
The O.L. Steel House was built in 1923. O.L. Steel planned to build other Egyptian Revival homes nearby but that didn't happen. For more, see this website. [map]

Isis Shrine
Geyserville, CA
The Isis Shrine at the Isis Oasis Sanctuary was built in 1983 which is far too late to be considered Egyptian Revival. But I'll include it anyway. For more, see this website. [map]

Ahmed Apartments
Los Angeles, CA
The Ahmed Apartments were built from 1925-1926. These photos are from 2010. By 2018, the building had been painted and the details were all gone. [map]

Osiris Apartments
Los Angeles, CA
The Osiris Apartments were built in 1928. The building was designed by J.M. Close. These photos are from 2013. By 2014, the columns had been painted black. For more, see this website. [map]

More Los Angeles:
Egyptian Theatre
various buildings

Nile Apartments
San Diego, CA
The Nile Apartments were built in 1928 as the Blake Apartments. The building design is Italian Renaissance Revival. In 1930, the name was changed to the Gemmell Apartments. The building became the Nile Apartments again in 1932 and some Egyptian elements were added at that time. The sign over the entrance was probably installed then. I suspect that the stained-glass doors are modern. [map]

Pharaoh's Court Apartments
San Diego, CA



The Pharaoh's Court Apartments are just across the street from Egyptian Court Apartments. They were designed by George L. Stowe and built in 1928. In 1939, the name was changed to the Park Court Apartments. The name was changed again in 1966 to the Park Egyptian Apartments. In 2022, the building was repainted white. [map]

Egyptian Court Apartments
San Diego, CA
The Egyptian Court Apartments were built in 1926. The two buildings are connected by a central courtyard and pond. The part of the buildings which face Park Boulevard house retail space. Some of the buildings' details and features have been lost. There were huge concrete columns with hieroglyphics. There was also an Egyptian themed restaurant and miniature golf course nearby. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Egyptian Garage
San Diego, CA
The Egyptian Garage was built in 1925 as a streetcar substation. In 1927, the building was sold and housed a garage until 1932. There were gas pumps installed in front of the building. Big City Liquor has occupied the front part of the building since 1957. The back part of the building houses Cerberus Motorcycles. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [bottom left photo thanks Gregory May] [map]

More San Diego:
former Egyptian Theatre
various buildings

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