Friday, June 28, 2013

Egyptian Revival Style - Oceanside, CA, USA

This Egyptian Revival style residence in the Plumosa Heights neighborhood was built circa 1928.  There was a resurgence in the Egyptian Revival style following the discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922. 
Among the Egyptian elements of this home are the angled walls, tapering in towards the top.  The incised stucco finish was meant to resemble sandstone blocks.  A cornice flares out at the very top, just below the flat roofline.  Above the front window and the garage door are a pair of bas relief Egyptian religious designs which symbolize protection.  A central sun disk flanked by a pair of cobra heads and vulture wings.  The deep covered porch is reminiscent of a courtyard.

In 1930 this house was being rented by Hal and May Hinch, their daughter Mildred and May's mother.  Mr. Hinch was the manager of the Sprouse-Reitz department store in downtown Oceanside, then located at 119 North Hill Street.  Mrs. Hinch also worked there as a saleslady.

Located at 906 West Street.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Seventh-Day Adventist Church - Escondido, CA, USA

Seven churches were originally granted land by the Escondido Land & Trust Company, this being one of those original seven.  Constructed in 1887 this brick church originally served the Southern Methodists.  It was sold in 1900 to the Seventh-day Adventists who occupied it for a number of years.  It has been enlarged several times and today is occupied by Iglesia Monte De Los Olivos, a Christian church.

An extension has been added to the rear of the original church.

Another extension to the side of the original structure along 4th Avenue.

Located at 331 West 4th Avenue, the original church structure is located on the corner of 4th Avenue and Orange Street.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Van Gogh Mural - Oceanside, CA, USA

In honor of Vincent Van Gogh's birthday, Carlsbad artist Bryan Snyder chose Oceanside as the location of his annual tribute in 2013.  This mural was painted on March 30, 2013 in the pedestian alley known as "Artist's Alley."

Located in the alley between the 200 block of North Coast Highway (formerly North Hill Street) and North Freeman Street, just north of Mission Avenue.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Time Capsule, Mission San Luis Rey - Oceanside, CA, USA

In 1998 Mission San Luis Rey de Francia celebrated the Bicentennial of its founding.  As part of the celebration a time capsule was placed in the floor of the Mission Sanctuary to be opened in 50 years.

1798 - 1998
to be opened 2048

Located at 4050 Mission Avenue.  The time capsule is in the floor of the Mission Sanctuary, just inside the entrance, to the right.

Pier Mural - Oceanside, CA, USA

This mural, depicting the Oceanside Pier, was painted by artist Mark McBee in 1998.

Located on the north exterior wall of 604 North Coast Highway (formerly North Hill Street), currently the location of Veneto's Italian Restaurant.