Wednesday, June 12, 2013

DOORS OF VINTAGE BURLINGAME, SAN DIEGO

 
CRAFTSMAN BUNGALOW
    Burlingame is famous for its Craftsman and Spanish Revival bungalows that were built in the early 1900s. It is one of the many designated historic districts in San Diego, located near Balboa Park, bordering on North Park and South Park. It encompasses a ten block area of approximately 180 homes. Official boundaries are Redwood Street to the north, Juniper street to the south, 30th street to the west and 32nd street to the east.
     The most notable architect and inspiration for the neighborhood design was William H. Wheeler who moved to San Diego in 1912.
     The early advertising literature for Burlingame described it as a Tract of Character especially attractive for its "high and dry" site which escaped damp fogs and allowed sweeping views of mountains and the ocean.
     I recently acquired a book, San Diego Architecture by Dirk Sutro, which was the inspiration for my recent excursion.  I like the book because it describes the area and then follows up with photos, maps, and addresses of the historic homes.
SPANISH REVIVAL 2529 SAN MARCOS AVE.
     It's a sunny Friday morning, and I've decided to spend  it walking along the original rose-colored  sidewalks of Burlingame. Neighborhood street parking was easy to find. The ornamental trees, flowers and shrubs add to the ambiance. It was a pleasant and quiet walk, except for an occasional commercial airplane flying overhead, or a barking dog behind closed doors. The lack of tourists in these preserved neighborhoods adds to the enjoyment of my visit.
    After the walk, I headed south on 30th Street to see the nearby shopping and eating establishments of South Park. I plan to return soon for lunch, coffee, and perhaps, some shopping.
     Here are my favorite vintage doors of Burlingame:




CRAFTSMAN BUNGALOW DOOR
SPANISH REVIVAL ENTRY



 


 
 
PRAIRIE STYLE HOME--ARCHED ENTRY
 
 
CRAFTSMAN BUNGALOW ENTRANCE
CRAFTSMAN BUNGALOW DOOR
 
 
CRAFTSMAN- 3127 KALMIA STREET



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