The Journal of San Diego History
Fall 1978, Volume 24, Number 4
Thomas L. Scharf, Managing Editor

In 1928 San Diego Trust and Savings Bank, already 39 years old, opened the doors of a new main office building at the corner of Sixth and Broadway. Designed by Wm. Templeton Johnson, it was an architectural landmark for the city and much more. The bank represented a commitment to the needs of a growing San Diego as it still does.

The building is recognized as a fine example of a vertical structure in the Italian Romanesque Revival style. It was designed by Templeton Johnson with extraordinary skill to include two major functions—to offer a conveniently placed large area for a highly successful locally-owned bank and to provide much needed office space for professionals and firms.

The year 1928 also saw the founding of a second city landmark—the San Diego Historical Society. The Society’s headquarters building, Junípero Serra Museum, another Wm. Templeton Johnson design, continues to represent our own commitment to a growing San Diego and the preservation of its rich heritage