County Administration Center – San Diego CA

Description

“In December 1926, the [San Diego] Board of Supervisors passed a resolution declaring ‘the necessity for the erection of a public building’ for both the City and the County. As a result, three countywide votes were taken to approve the tidelands site for construction of the Civic Center, but three countywide bond votes to secure the necessary funding were defeated. In 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt authorized $1 million to be granted from the Works Progress Administration to construct the Civic Center after a personal tour of the site….

“Four San Diego architects, William Templeton Johnson, Richard S. Requa, Louis J. Gill, and Samuel Hamill, oversaw and prepared the plans for the Civic Center. After the official groundbreaking for the Civic Center on December 5, 1935, actual construction began on January 4, 1936. The Civic Center was officially dedicated on July 16, 1938 by President Roosevelt, five months prior to actual completion of the building, which was celebrated by opening ceremonies on December 23, 1938.”

(sandiegocounty.gov)

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
1000000

Source notes

https://www.co.san-diego.ca.us/cob/cacs/index.html

Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: https://www.newdealartregistry.org/

https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/cob/cacs/, accessed November 21, 2014.

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Location Info


1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101

Coordinates: 32.721948, -117.172107

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