Monday, December 31, 2012

The Old Julian Garage Building - Julian, CA, USA

Originally the Julian Garage, The Old Julian Garage Building was built in 1917.  It is presently the home of Julian Collectibles & Gifts.

Located in the historic downtown area at 2126 Main Street.

Sleeping Indian Landscape - Fallbrook, CA, USA

Sleeping Indian Landscape, a mural painted by artist Brett Stokes, is part of Fallbrook Art in Public Places.  It depicts the local geographic feature - the hills in the background - known as "The Sleeping Indian" as the area once looked.  The mural was gifted to the community by the Sutliff Family. 

Located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Hawthorne Street and Main Avenue, facing Hawthorne Street.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Get Your Smokey On - Lake Henshaw, CA, USA

Smokey Bear Fire Danger Today! sign.  Prevent Forest Fires.
Located in front of the Henshaw USFS Fire Station, 26147 CA-76, (Lake Henshaw) Santa Ysabel.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mayors' House - Escondido, CA, USA

Located on a hilltop south of downtown Escondido, this house was built circa 1900 (some reports say as early as 1879).  Because it has been home to several of Escondido's city mayors through the years it is referred to as The Mayors' House.

Located at 828 South Broadway in the Old Escondido Historic District.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Holroyd Confectionary - Oceanside, CA, USA

Built circa 1922 this house was the residence of John H. and Grace S. (Maberry) Holroyd.  They lived here during the mid-to-late 1920s and Mrs. Holroyd operated a confectionary and later a lunch room at the home.  John H. Holroyd had a background working in refrigeration and was a Chief Engineer with the Union Ice Company.  Prior to their marriage, Grace had been a public school teacher in her home state of Illinois.  They married in the early 1920s and in early 1924 Grace was operating a confectionary at their home in Pacific Beach, California.  They moved to this location in Oceanside where, according to County Directories, Grace was operating a confectionary in 1927 and a lunch room in 1929.

Located at 123 South Horne Street, on the northwest corner of Topeka Street and Horne Street, across the street from Oceanside High School.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tree For Elijah - Carlsbad, CA, USA

This approximately 10 ft tall steel sculpture by the late artist, Italo Scanga, is part of Carlsbad's Art in Public Places Program.  Originally called Tree With Bird, it is one of a series of sculptures called Trees For Elijah dedicated to the biblical character, Elijah.  It is constructed of flat panels of steel mesh/grid, painted green, and features a bluebird bringing a piece of bread at the top.  Sculpted in 1998, it was gifted to the Carlsbad Arts Commission in May 2009.

Located in front of the Cultural Arts Office at 2955 Elmwood Avenue.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Seascape Mural - Oceanside, CA, USA

This seascape mural is located on the north exterior wall of the former Vaughan's Market.  Vaughan's Market was a family-owned market that was in business at this location for over 50 years.

The mural is signed "Painted By Skull 08' 09'."

Located at 308 South Coast Highway (formerly South Hill Street), on the southeast corner of South Coast Highway and Michigan Avenue.  The mural faces Michigan Avenue.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Champion Building - Temecula, CA, USA

This Mission Revival style building was built in 1928 by Allen Champion.  It is constructed of clay bricks from the area of Alberhill, near Elsinore.  The building has housed a variety of businesses and was the home of The Rite Spot Cafe for many years.  From 1974 until 1980 it was the location of the Temecula Post Office.  The building underwent remodeling in 1980.

"The Champion Building
Built in 1928 By Allen Champion

Businesses located here, at various times, included a barber shop, Daley's Variety Store, restaurants including 'The Rite Spot Cafe,' a bank, and for many years, The Temecula Post Office.  Building since remodeled.

Temecula Valley Historical Society
Plaque 11
Installed 2004"

Located in Old Town Temecula at 28636 Front Street.