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City of San Diego Historical Resources

The City of San Diego Planning Department: Community plans listed by neighborhood.
Friends of San Diego Iconic Architecture Digital Image Gallery: Photos of significant modern and historical architecture around the city. 

San Diego Digital Archives: The Archives Center is a central source of information and materials regarding the history and development of the City San Diego.

Historic Street Videos - San Diego in 1970: film created by the Transportation and Storm Water Department from January to October 1970. Described as a Photolog by the department, each reel of 35mm color film was taken by a camera attached to a car driving down the street or highway, producing street level views. Users may freeze and print the images.
City of San Diego California Historical Resources Inventory Database: Promotes and protects cultural heritage through documenting and sharing information on historical resources.

San Diego History Center
: Access the region’s largest collection of historical materials, covering hundreds of years of San Diego history.

San Diego Maps
: Access old maps of various San Diego regions. 

San Diego Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO)
: Nonprofit organization focused on preservation of historical sites in San Diego since 1969.

San Diego’s Landscape Legacy
: The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s look at San Diego from early colonization to contemporary city planning.

San Diego Historic Sites Trolley Tours

San Diego Seven Bridges Walk
: Loop trail that begins in Balboa Park

Balboa Park Official Website




RICHARD WELSH LIBRARY at NewSchool of Architecture + Design

1249 F Street San Diego CA 92101

619 684 8783