San Diego County Adminstration Center – San Diego CA

Description

Originally the San Diego Civic Center (now the County Administration Center), it was built on 19 acres of filled tidelands. Inscribed on the portal is the motto: 'The Noblest Motive is the Public Good'. FDR dedicated the civic center on September 16, 1938. In his speech he noted, 'American democracy will live as long as the people keep in their hearts the motto inscribed.' (Branton 1991)

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
1431527 3029277

Source notes

Branton, Pamela. 1991. The Works Progress Administration in San Diego County, 1935-1943. M.A. Thesis. San Diego State University. 

The Architect and Engineer. January 1936.
The Architect and Engineer. July 1939.

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Location Info


1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101

Location notes:

Coordinates: 32.721900, -117.171000

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