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  • John and Jane Adams Postcard Collection

El Prado looking west, Exposition, 1915

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El Prado, looking west, Exposition, 1915
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Looking west along El Prado street toward the west entrance during the Panama-California Exposition of 1915, held in San Diego's Balboa Park. On the right the Varied Industries & Food Products Building, in 1916 renamed the Foreign and Domestic Products Building, known in 1935 as the Palace of Foods & Beverages, was reconstructed 1970 and in 1971 renamed the Casa del Prado. In the distance is the 1915 California State Building complex, including the California Tower seen almost in the center on the right. Just to the right of the Tower is the Home Economy Building, later known as the Pan-Pacific Building Cafe of the World and the American Legion Building before being demolished in 1963. On the left is the Commerce and Industries Building, later known as the Canadian Building, used for the Museum of Natural History, was the Palace of Better Housing, and the Electric Building. After it burned down in 1978, it was reconstructed as the Casa de Balboa.
Expositions; Balboa Park; Panama-California Exposition of 1915; El Prado street; San Diego; Varied Industries and Food Products Building; Foreign and Domestic Products Building; Palace of Foods & Beverages; Casa del Prado; California State Building; California Towe; Home Economy Building; Pan-Pacific Building; Cafe of the World; American Legion Building; Commerce and Industries Building; Canadian Building; Museum of Natural History; Palace of Better Housing; Electric Building; Casa de Balboa
California - San Diego - Balboa Park
  • John and Jane Adams Postcard Collection
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