Archive by category Architecture

Early 19th Century San Diego in North America-The Louisiana Purchase & The Earthquake of 1812

Welcome Back to History San Diego! On our 10th show of the series, I talk with you about Early 19th Century San Diego in the Northern American context- profiling the importance of The 1803 Louisiana Purchase & discuss the impact of The Earthquake of 1812 on Mission San Diego. Join me on Facebook Groups at […]

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The Pacific Milestone Story- San Diego Connects Up with America’s New Highways in the 20th Century

The 1st Annual History San Diego Summer Show : “The Pacific Milestone Story”, Join me as I talk about the origin, purpose, and the recent 21st century controversy involving – The Pacific Milestone , dedicated in San Diego in 1923. Learn about the nation’s early efforts in road and highway building in the early 20th […]

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A Lively Ride on The Blue Line from 12th & Imperial to America Plaza -New Year’s Day, January 1, 2022

On January 1, 2022 , I rode the Blue Line trolley from the 12th and Imperial Transit Center to America Plaza. It was a lively and musical ride as the trolley passed thru Downtown San Diego so I had to film it for you to enjoy 🙂 It even had classic and contemporary music from […]

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Photographs of 20th Century Jacksonville, Florida & a Tribute to Henry J Klutho – Master Architect

George Farrar presents the story of early to mid 20th Century Jacksonville through photographs and images of Jacksonville- which rises from the ashes of The Great Fire of 1901 with the help of master architect Henry J. Klutho. Join George as he profiles Klutho’s greatest works including Jacksonville’s current City Hall-the St James Building, shares […]

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At Wilshire Blvd & Western Ave-An Architectural Profile of The Wiltern Theatre

On March 5, I profiled the historic Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles thru film and photography. This is the 1st of 3 shows focusing on the art deco architecture and history Wilshire Blvd & Western Ave. Be sure to check out Show 2 which focuses on the history of the theatre.

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The Historic Los Angeles Union Station

On March 5, 2021, I filmed the interior of the Spanish Colonial Revival/Art Deco ticket lobby of The Historic Los Angeles Union Station. This film also includes photographs of the exterior of the station-built in 1939, and the Metro Hall murals and skylight. This was filmed on my March 4-6 vacation.

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Broadway- A Film & Retrospective of San Diego’s Busiest Thoroughfare – 1910-2021

San Diego’s Broadway- A Film & Historical Retrospective of San Diego’s Busiest Thoroughfare – 1910-2021 – Presented by George Farrar The film encompasses the following: -Broadway street life on February 21, 2021 including cars, trucks, buses, a trolley, and pedestrians from Eighth Avenue to the Pier. – A musical look at the architecture of The […]

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