Archive by category USA

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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Experiencing Historic San Diego-Enjoying The Architectural and Botanical Elegance of Balboa Park

Join George Farrar as he presents the Season 1 Finale of The History San Diego Show on YouTube while walking thru Balboa Park on the morning of Saturday, May 14, 2022. Stay Tuned This Summer for “The Summer Show” – a documentary entitled “The Pacific Milestone Story” and This Fall for the Season 2 Premiere […]

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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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3875 Wilshire Blvd-An Art Deco Masterpiece

On March 5, I enjoyed filming 3875 Wilshire Blvd-An Art Deco Masterpiece-The Wilshire Professional Building which is still in operation. Enjoy a blend of historic and contemporary images. This show concludes my Wilshire and Western mini-series. Don’t forget to check out the proceeding shows about The Wiltern. The mini-series is part of my filming series […]

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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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