Home Economy Building
Real photo postcards
of buildings destroyed
Science and Education Building
These Exposition buildings
are now gone forever
The Sacramento Valley Building was the first building on the Plaza de Panama to be destroyed. It was replaced by William Templeton Johnson’s building, now the San Diego Museum of Art.
The Home Economy Building stood on the northeast corner of the Plaza de Panama, across from the Foreign Arts Building (now the House of Hospitality). In its place today stands the modern, box-like Timken Gallery. The Science and Education Building stood across from it on the northwest side of the Plaza de Panama. In recent years, public opinion seems to be shifting in favor of returning these two buildings to their previous glory.
Detailed histories of the Home Economy Building and of the Science and Education Building have been provided by historian Richard Amero – each is illustrated with several photographs of these wonderful buildings.