Pickwick Theater

1029 Fourth Avenue,
San Diego, CA 92101

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DavidGill
DavidGill on November 9, 2013 at 2:01 am

Irving Gill worked for Adler & Sullivan, Chicago (c1892) on Louis Sullivan’s famous Transportation Building for the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. The most memorable feature of that building was the great gold arch at the entrance. The façade of the Pickwick is an imitation of that great arch. Sullivan was the primary influence on Gill’s work and thought on architecture. Occasionally he resorted to direct quotation from Sullivan but later these influences evolved into Gill’s own, original language and philosophy of architecture.

neeb
neeb on January 6, 2008 at 11:51 pm

Apparently Louis J. Wilde was responsible for building the Pickwick.
Later he became mayor of San Diego.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 6, 2005 at 3:50 am

Was the Gill of “Hebbard and Gill” Irving Gill?

The facade of this building was very Sullivanesque.