Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Nile

Yesterday, I posted about the Egyptian Theater turned condos. Around the block, there are still some remnants of the Egyptian influence on architecture in San Diego from the 1920's. Click here to read a detailed article about several buildings that were built with an Egyptian influence during this time. The article points out that the Egyptian style in this block was so strong that some buildings, such as the Nile Apartments above, were named to "fit in" with the other Egyptian styled buildings even though the architectural style of these apartments is definitely not Egyptian!


Blogger Kim said...

I love this shot, Felicia. What an attractive doorway, and fun to learn about this neighborhood's architectural detail influences in the 20s.
Seattle Daily Photo

Tue Jun 10, 12:09:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Felicia,
Thanks for these last two posts...I've been really curious about the Egyptianesque elements in this this neighborhood for a long time. Out of curiosity, I did a search for "The Nile Apartments" hoping to find one that is for rent...hoping to find photos, as I have always been curious about what they look like inside. Didn't find that, but I did find this blog
He's got a lot of interesting "Before and After" architectural photos of this area of Hillcrest.


Tue Jun 10, 03:02:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous MarkDM said...

I guess all those amateur psychologists are right when they say the Nile is not a river in Egypt - it's actually an apartment building in San Diego!

Um, sorry for the bad pun. Nice shot of a beautiful doorway.

Tue Jun 10, 04:05:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Anne said...

You always manage to find such interesting architectural or artistic features that most of us just pass by. Thanks for reminding us there's so much yet to explore in this city.

Wed Jun 11, 05:35:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thanks everyone! Kim - I can see you finding something like this in Seattle. Susu - Great link, they had some really nice photos of the area. Markdm - I forgot about that bad pun, it's a good one! ;) Thanks Anne, I find my inspiration from reading stuff on the Journal of San Diego History (their link is in the sidebar), the Registry of Historical Places, and trying to keep my eyes open while driving around town!

Wed Jun 11, 09:28:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live here; It's a dumperoonie.

Thu May 20, 07:07:00 PM PDT  

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