Featured Series: Seen Around Town

Seen Around Town: Single Wall Construction

Have you heard? There is an architectural gem hiding inside some early 20th century buildings in San Diego. This gem is a rare construction technique most common on the West Coast, where the rapid pace of westward expansion required quick, inexpensive, and efficient building. It can be found in some of La Jolla’s beach cottages […]

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Seen Around Town: Razor Blade Bank Slot

Have you ever seen a horizontal slot in a bathroom wall or the back of a medicine cabinet and wondered what use such a strange design feature could possibly have? It turns out that these small slots date to the early- to mid-20th century, when razors didn’t come with snap-on heads but rather with replaceable […]

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