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October 26, 2010 / Steve

Day 299 – A Little Bit of History

One of the sites I’ve had on my list of things to shoot this year for the 365 was the Junipero Serra Museum at Presidio Park near Old Town San Diego. Not only is it architecturally beautiful, but the history of this place is interesting. Most notably, the mission and presidio (fort) stands atop the hill that is recognized as the site where California began.

On July 16, 1769, near the site where the museum now stands, Father Serra founded the Mission San Diego de Alcalá. Often confused for the Mission, the Serra Museum you see pictured here was built between 1928-1929 to showcase the collection of the San Diego History Center.

The museum was built using Spanish Revival architecture, in the style of the early missions that once dominated the landscape of Southern California.

Historic info came from the museum website.

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  1. Sherrie / Oct 27 2010 1:37 PM

    So beautiful — and what a wonderful place to visit…

    • Steve / Oct 27 2010 2:06 PM

      Thanks Sher!

  2. Natalie / Nov 10 2010 12:57 PM

    Gorgeous colors! I like how the walls above the arches at the back left almost look as though they are leaning back due to the shadows.

    • Steve / Nov 10 2010 12:59 PM

      Who knows, it might actually be leaning. It’s a pretty old building. 😉

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