San Diego Photos and Maps




1935 Whimsical Map of the California Pacific International Exposition

View of downtown San Diego from 6th and Ash 1890

Downtown San Diego circa 1957

Downtown San Diego and Balboa Park circa 1983


Mission Valley circa 1920


A Schuyler Bunnell photo looking east from The Presidio

Looking South at Fourth and University

In 1946 and 2022

 The Sikorsky Sea King

More than you wanted to know about a certain helicopter

  San Diego Harbor Front 1983

Six SH-3 helicopters fly past an under-construction Convention Center

Cortez Hill 1960

An aerial view taken before the I-5 went through downton

The Tour Inn Motel 7166 El Cajon Blvd 1955


Maine Street Lakeside 1950

The Carlsbad Flower Fields March 2024

Southern Pacific Locomotive 2353

At the Santa Fe Station in the 1920s and at the
Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum in Campo


East San Diego May 2, 1953

A spectacular aerial photo courtesy of Bob Richardson '62

Ferrari's Dairy Mission Valley 1967

And San Diego Stadium under construction in the background

Sombrero Taco Shop 6686 El Cajon Blvd 1976

Where El Cajon and Montezuma merged

Recreational Maps of San Diego 1935 and 1940

 
Coast Guard Helicopter over Fort Rosecrans

Photo by Chris Mannerino
 
Chollas Heights Radio Towers circa 1968


An unusual shot on the Navy base

5th & Broadway March 1969


The #7 bus heads west on Broadway

The Santa Fe's "San Diegan" circa 1945


The Junipero Serra Museum circa 1935

The Aztec Motel 6050 El Cajon Blvd

The Egyptian Garage 4749 University Avenue 1928

Map of Fortuna Park Addition Pacific Beach 1903

Navy Ships in San Diego Bay circa 1960

Garnet Avenue Pacific Beach circa 1975


A Streetcar on the Georgia Street Bridge


Night Shot of San Diego from Kate Sessions Park 2015






Home Federal Savings 707 Broadway December 1962

Navajo Lodge Motel Postcard 5721 El Cajon Blvd

Courtesy of Jan Tonnesen

El Cajon Boulevard

Two photos by Owen Western

Admiral Baker Field Swimming Pool 1964

University and Central Avenues Circa 1960

The Cinerama Theater

7-Seas Locker Club

El Cortez Hotel circa 1965

Tabletop Mountain October 25, 2022


Union-Tribune building circa 1954

The State Theater

The North Park Theater


Frontier Housing 1950


La Jolla Shores June 1962

The Destroyer Base circa 1921

The Junipero Serra Museum circa 1930


A gorgeous photo by the great Walter Averett

Highway 80 looking east at Morena Boulevard Circa 1960

La Cresta Motor Court 4980 El Cajon Blvd Circa 1947

Palisade Gardens Skating Rink Circa 1960


Rudy's Garage Circa 1960


We think this is San Diego -- or maybe National City

Lightning at UCSD


A stunning shot by Erik Jepsen taken September 9, 2021

John Hine Pontiac 1965


The dealership announced it would be closing September 2, 2021

Southbound Highway 101 at Torrey Pines


Several views looking south from Del Mar to Torrey Pines Beach

Crawford High Class of 1962

Gathered on the school house steps September 3, 1997

Morena Blvd/Linda Vista Rd 1967

Pacific Beach Jack-in-the-Box circa 1952


View of Coronado Beach and Entrance to San Diego Bay circa 1888

Posted on Facebook by Tom Isom

  Pacific Highway at Barnett Avenue June 1941

Farm Service Administration photo by Russell Lee

Filippi's Pizza Parlor Pacific Beach January 26, 2021


Braemar The F. T. Scripps Estate in Pacific Beach 1920


Filming Tarnished Angels on Mission Bay 1957


Mission Beach Amusement Center May 1941

Farm Service Administration photos by Russell Lee

Pacific Beach 1940

Farm Service Administration photos by Russell Lee

Mission Valley May Co 1962


#2 Streetcar Heading East on Broadway at 12th 1948

Adams Avenue Trolley Barn 1915


Imperial 400 Motel 6624 El Cajon Blvd 1962

San Diego Harbor at Dusk 1974


The International Border 1963

Liberty Map of San Diego 1945


Downtown Wrecking Yards circa 1950

Ward Road Bridge circa 1940


Tower Bar  March 18, 2020


San Diego Zoo map 1947


Julian 1900


Twin Inns in Carlsbad circa 1957

Streetcars at University & Euclid 1947

Cabrillo Bridge 1915

San Diego Harbor 1899

Mission Valley 1936

Fairmount and Highway 80 Interchange

King Arthur's Court Motor Lodge

A 1928 "Whimsical" Map of San Diego

Downtown La Mesa 1954

San Diego Street Map circa 1935

Andrew Jackson and Horace Mann 1959

East San Diego 1975

Three Destroyers at Broadway Pier 1952

Admirals' Barges 1956

East San Diego Sign 1967

Fiesta del Pacifica 1957

San Diego State circa 1955

Horton Plaza at Christmas 1955

Mission Valley 1953

Serra Museum 1951

Needle's Eye Sunset Cliffs 1953

Old Town 1874

Stratford Inn, Del Mar 1917

La Jolla Quadrangle Map 1903

The Mission Beach "Special" Streetcar, 1924

Dolphin Hotel Oceanside 1952

Sweetwater Dam Burst 1916

Coronado Tent City 1904

Pacific Beach 1960

La Mesa 1912

Lemon Grove 1911

Encanto 1915

Spring Valley circa 1900

Douglas TBDs over Rose Canyon 1938

Lakeside 1900

Main Street in Ramona 1912

Highway 101 in Solana Beach 1928

The Alibi Club at Crystal Pier 1952

Early Automobile Club Maps of San Diego

Mission Cliff Gardens 1916

Alabama and El Cajon Blvd 1942

30th and University 1930

Braemar Pacific Beach 1926

San Diego State 1968

Three Views of Crown Point

Snow in San Diego February 27, 2011

Two Views from Point Loma 1932 and 2010

San Diego 1876

Panorama Drive 1947

Pacific Beach Chevron 1946-2020

Crawford High School 1957-1961

Oscar's Drive-In Pacific Beach 1955

Horton Plaza 1886

El Cajon 1895

Encanto 1955

47th & Federal 1946

Del Mar Train Station 1910

San Diego Mothball Fleet, 1950

Pacific Beach Service Station 1925

Crystal Pier 1946

Santa Fe Train Station 1920

San Diego Streetcars 1950


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