Horton Plaza, San Diego

The Front Entrance
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Horton Shopping Mall was a huge open-air shopping center located in the heart of San Diego. Vast stairs led to an interior plaza and to escalators and elevators once inside.


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Toys And Dolls
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Across from a children's play area (The San Diego Kiddie Express) was a toy store that specialized in dolls, aptly named, "Horton Toy & Doll."


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Many Levels
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The shopping mall was many levels tall with with balconies overlooking the central plaza and entrance. Stores in this view included Chico's, 24 Hour Fitness, and Air Beds.


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Lamp Detail
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A detail shot of one of the many lamps lining the walls. Here was a lamp holder in the shape of a small dragon-like fish.


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Tables And Chairs For The Weary
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Here and there scattered around the shopping mall were tables and chairs for the weary to rest or to pause and repackage their recently purchased goods. Note the dragon-like fish lamps on the walls.


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Past Jessop's Clock
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A Macy's store external link lay just beyond Jessop's Clock external link in one of the busier sections of the mall. Also in this view were Banana Republic and The Silver Zone.


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Jessop's Clock
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Jessop's Clock external link showed the time in 12-hour format. Here was one face that also showed the local time in various locations around the world.


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Windows Created Art
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Interior windows formed views that resembled hung art paintings. Here was a view of the Walking Store as an art object.


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Terra Cotta Tilework
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The interior was done up in stunning designs created from many small terra cotta tiles.


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Uncredited Art Out Back
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An obelisk behind the shopping center was uncredited but appears to have been the work of artist Joan Brown internal link and created in 1985. The shopping mall should really place a plaque there identifying this sculpture.


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Detail Outside Macys
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Here is a view of the back entrance to Macy's from the traffic turn-around behind the shopping mall.


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The Shopping Mall From Behind
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The back side of the shopping mall with a line of taxis waiting to pick up shoppers after shopping. A mural by Kaiser Permanente read, "Life Is A Gym."


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A Westin Hotel
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A Westin Hotel was adjacent to the Horton Plaza shopping mall.


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