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Historic Building Seminar

Sterling Hardware Building

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 6-8pmSan Diego Historic Plaque #80 - Sterling Hardware

Hear the history of the businesses that occupied the space where the gallery stands today, including details about the seedy underbelly of San Diego’s “New Town”. Speakers include local historians from Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) and the gallery building owners.

The “Sterling Hardware Building” was built in 1924 and designated as a historic building in the early 1980s when the Gaslamp Quarter was created.

Learn About:

  • A vaudeville theater, named “The Standard Theater”, specializing in variety shows and trapeze artists
  • C. Holle Company, maker of specialized glass, which was destroyed by a fire
  • The Sterling Company, seller of second-hand goods and tools
  • Ramona Wolf & Helen Hunt Jackson’s “Ramona” novel
  • Sparks Gallery’s restoration of the historic building
    and more….

Complimentary refreshments and snacks will be served.

Tickets required


Parking is most available at the Park It On Market parking structure at 614 Market St (and 7th Ave) for $1 per hour before 6PM. After 6PM, $10 flat rate.

Reserve your parking spot ahead of time, visit the Sparks Gallery SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.