The California Building, (home to the San Diego Museum of Man) 1915
Architect Bertram Goodhue, (American, April 28, 1869 – April 23, 1924)
View seen from a walkway in the museum...
It is "a design hybrid, blending Plateresque, Baroque, Churrigueresque, and Rococo details to present a unique Spanish-Colonial façade. Its design hints of Gothic influence with inspiration from Spanish churches in Mexico." (Source: Museum website)
The sculpted historical figures and busts "were created by the Piccirilli Brothers, who were skilled marble carvers in Italy before immigrating to the United States in 1888".
At the very top Junipero Serra, father of the California missions, stands, overlooking the grounds.

This is the view seen when walking up El Prado.

You can see inscribed at the center the date of building: 1915

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