Faded sign on abandoned San Diego building.

faded sign on old san diego building

Another interesting photograph taken during a walk. The sign on the north side of this old building is extremely faded. It informs the observer of an earlier time. Years ago this location was San Diego’s In Spot!

The nine story building stands right next to San Diego’s City Hall and is sadly abandoned.  It has been that way since 1990.  In 1927 this was the center of an historic grand opening.  The California Theater, which was a movie palace, was so elegant and elaborate that it came to be called the “cathedral” of the motion picture.

The now dilapidated old building also has a large weathered advertisement for Tijuana’s Agua Caliente race track painted in the 1960s on its west side. I took photos of that here.

California Theatre marquee used to be seen on this old, abandoned building.
California Theatre marquee used to be seen on this old, abandoned building.
California Theatre's old marquee is long gone.
The cool marquee that simply read California is long gone.


I took a closer, better photo on a much later date…

I live in downtown San Diego and love to walk around with my camera! You can follow Cool San Diego Sights via Facebook or Twitter!

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

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