Edit ModuleShow Tags

Embracing San Diego's History

Three ways I've been loving San Diego's past


Published:

1. Visiting the San Diego History Center

As our Editor explained here, October was a tough month. We needed to include history and doctors on the same cover. In the process of finding the perfect image for our cover, I spent a few hours one morning in the basement of a building in Balboa Park. also known as the San Diego History Center. The research library has 45 million pieces of paper and 2.5 million images. I could have spent days looking at old photos (especially the ones of my hood: University Heights!)

Anyone can visit the research library (8$ a visit), and buy scans/ reprints of photos and documents.

2. Walking San Diego

This summer I took a 13 mile walk through Hillcrest, Balboa Park, South Park & North Park. One of my favorite things about San Diego is all of the vintage signs that have been around forever. I cringe at the thought of them ever disappearing. Here are just a few photos I've grabbed during my walks. Follow me on instagram to see more.

Vintage San Diego signs

Old San Diego Magazine subscription card

3. Perusing the San Diego Magazine archives

The office was littered with the San Diego Magazine archives for over a month. Everyone was involved in finding content for our 65th Anniversary issue (October!). I could have also spent days just looking through the old issues. Read the impressive cover story here. I love seeing the old subscription ads, like this one below, a serious design gem! 3 subscriptions for 10$. We were pushing gift subscriptions way back in 1959 and it's still a great gift idea.

 
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

David Hasselhoff Puts the Fun in Funner, California

The tiny North County town gets a fun-loving new mayor

The New Face of San Diego Mountain Biking

A Q&A with Susie Murphy, executive director of the San Diego Mountain Biking Association

San Diego Mother’s Day Guide 2017

From buffet brunches to DIY flower workshops, check out San Diego’s best Mother’s Day specials
Edit Module

Subscribe to the Blog

 
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags


Cityfiles

Local News Updates And Things To Do In San Diego

About This Blog

San Diego Magazine's editorial staff (Erin Chambers Smith + Erin Meanley + Kimberly Cunningham + Archana Ram + Sanna Boman Coates + a handful of smart, thoughtful contributors) blog about everything from restaurants and bars to behind the scenes gossip to the best events happening this weekend. Looking for foodie and restaurant guru Troy Johnson? He's got his own blog here.

Recent Posts

Archives

Feed

Atom Feed Subscribe to the Cityfiles Feed »

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

9 Reasons You Need a Better Barber

Get the look and service you deserve at this East Village salon

Enter a Drawing You Could Actually Win

There are more than 1,700 prizes in the Dream House Raffle
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Jason Mraz Is Growing Coffee on a Farm in Oceanside
    We spoke to the musician about all the whys — why food, why farming, why Oceanside, why coffee?
  2. The Best of North County 2017
    We scouted the greatest, buzzworthiest things to do, see, sip, and taste north of the 56
  3. A Beer-Lover’s Special (and Very Limited) Beer Alternative
    Cidre Brut, a Génépi-infused cider created by the US Grant Hotel, is a one-of-a-kind taste experience
  4. 89 Things to Do With Your Kids in San Diego
    Camps, classes, and activities for San Diego’s youngest—and perhaps busiest—residents
  5. 10 Scenic Hikes Within an Hour of San Diego
    You’ve mastered all the trails in your area—now plan a Saturday to get outside for a hike and enjoy the views just a bit farther afield
  6. San Diego's Best Boutique Fitness 2017
    We've sweated through the top yoga, barre, Pilates, and boot camp classes, and are rounding up our favorites
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module