Who would’ve thought that Downtown San Diego would have a Historic District with buildings dating to the late 1800’s called the Gaslamp District?
This 15-block area houses buildings built between 1860’s and the 1920’s and where originally built for everything from hotels, banks, office buildings, among other uses. Buildings tend to be smaller in scale (less than 10,000 SF) and low rise (under 3 floors) mostly of masonry construction.
This area fell in disrepair in the 1960’s in the 1980’s and designated as a historic area. Since then renovation of these historical and decayed properties has continued to this day. What you will find today is a lively area filled with restaurants and bars and a balanced mix of residential, hotel and commercial properties.
You can see some of my favorite properties below.