January 15, 2020

Egyptian Revival and the SDERy

Egyptian Revival and the SDERy by Doug Mengers As a Senior Archaeologist/Historian with PanGIS, Inc., a San Diego-based environmental consulting firm, many of the projects I consult on […]
January 13, 2020

Fair Oaks Bridge over the American River

Connecting Lands: The original bridge was built in 1901 to bring fruit grown in Fair Oaks to the newly built railroad spur that connected to the […]
January 10, 2020

The Story of the 5th Avenue Streetcar

5th Avenue Streetcar History Fifth Avenue in the Gaslamp District is one of San Diego’s most popular destinations for tourists and locals alike. The stretch of […]
January 10, 2020

Interesting Finds – Dietz #40 Traffic Gard Lantern

Finds in the field: Even after years of archaeological fieldwork, it’s still possible to come across a new type of artifact. Makes it feel like your […]
January 10, 2020

William Sterling Hebbard and the San Diego Cable Car

William Sterling Hebbard (1863-1930) (courtesy San Diego History Center) William Sterling Hebbard – His journey to San Diego Architect William Sterling Hebbard (1863-1930) is best known […]
January 9, 2020

Bankers Hill – Tour and Architecture

Urban Poetry – Irving Gill & Bankers Hill Tour PanGIS Senior Archaeologist/Historian Doug Mengers joined a group of urban planners and architecture geeks on the Urban […]
August 12, 2019

The Archaeology of Fire

Late one Friday evening in late 2017, I received a text message from an archaeologist working in San Diego County. He said that he needed help […]
January 10, 2019

San Diego Electric Railway Car 150 – “El Carrito”

A Brief History of Street Cars The San Diego Electric Railway, in service from 1891 to 1947, and was responsible for the growth of several San […]