Old City Hall, San Diego

Old City Hall, San Diego

In the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter is the Old City Hall. It is located at 664 Fifth Avenue, at the corner of Fifth and G Streets, and is a part of the downtown sector of San Diego, California. You will find the building listed as number 46 on the Gaslamp Historic Buildings Registry.

This old beauty is a classic example of Florentine-Italianate architecture. Back in the 1860s, when Italy still had many city states, the city of Florence developed its own style of building artwork, and this location captures that well. The two story structure was built in 1874, but thirteen years later two more stories were added. The City of San Diego purchased the property in 1891, and turned it into the governmental offices. The Police Department took up most of the first floor. Upper floors were used by the Mayor and staff.

In the current time, the Old City Hall is privately owned and is home to a restaurant and bar, some retail locations, and loft apartments on the top floors. The building was made more earthquake proof in 1995 with a total structural reinforcement project.

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Sight Name: Old City Hall
Sight Location: San Diego, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Gaslamp Quarter Walking Tour, San Diego   City Orientation Walk  

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