San Diego Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 1)

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JC Penney
San Diego, CA
This JC Penney department store was built in 1969 as part of the Fashion Valley Mall. The store has always been a JC Penney. [map]

former May Company
San Diego, CA
This former May Company department store opened in 1960 as part of the Mission Valley Center. It was designed by William Lewis. Around 2006, the store became a Macy's. The mall is now known as Westfield Mission Valley. The space under the folded plate roof housed a restaurant. It is now used for storage. [map]

Penny Realty
San Diego, CA
The Penny Realty building appears to be from the 1960s. A drive-thru window on the side of the building makes me suspect this might have been a bank originally. Does anyone know the original occupant of this building? [map]

4085 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA


This building at 4085 Pacific Highway was built in 1955. In recent years, the building has housed a deli, restaurant, and barber shop. Does anyone know what was here originally? [2009 photo thanks Gregory May] [map]

former Mission Bay Visitors Center
San Diego, CA
The Mission Bay Visitors Center was designed by Richard Lareau and built in 1969. In closed in 2010. In 2017, it was announced that it would be adapted for the Shoreline restaurant. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Mission Bay Aquatic Center
San Diego, CA
The Mission Bay Aquatic Center is also known as the Aquatic Control Center. The building now houses San Diego Lifeguard Services. It was designed by Sim Bruce Richards and built in 1960. For more, see this website. [map]

SDCCU Stadium
San Diego, CA
The SDCCU Stadium was built in 1967 as the San Diego Stadium. The football stadium was known as Jack Murphy Stadium from 1981-1997. From 1997 to 2017, it was known as Qualcomm Stadium. From 1967-2016, the stadium hosted the San Diego Chargers. Three Super Bowls have been played there. In 2017, the stadium was purchased by the San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU). For more, see this website. [map]