Saturday, March 07, 2009

Lions

This is the Samuel I. Fox Building which opened in 1929. The Lions Clothing Store, owned by Fox, occupied the building-note the lions holding shields at the top of the columns. William Templeton Johnson designed the building as well as several other buildings in San Diego including the Serra Museum at Presidio Park, the San Diego Trust & Savings bank (which is across the street from the Fox Building and is now a Marriott hotel), the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Art in Balboa Park, La Valencia Hotel, and the La Jolla Athenaeum.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wm T Johnson also designed the downtown Post Office, and, across E street, the Main Library -[although that may have been mostly younger folk working in his office]. The Historical Society has a photo of him in a positively rakish (and over~sized) two seater automobile.
Richard (SAN)

Sat Mar 07, 07:27:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bought several coats and pants there....long ago. They have long gone to Salvation Army as I no longer fit them.

Louis

Sat Mar 07, 07:53:00 PM PST  
Anonymous San Diego Vacation Rentals said...

Awesome blog, have been living in San Diego for a year and have yet to visit all the places you've photographed. Looking forward to seeing more of this beautiful area!

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Thu Mar 19, 11:23:00 AM PDT  

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