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California Building & Santa Fe Depot The exceptional tile work of California China Products adds distinction to two of San Diego’s most notable landmarks: the Bertram Goodhue-designed California Building in Balboa Park and the Santa Fe Railway Depot. Of all the structures at the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, it was the California Building, with its 180-foot tower and massive sixty-foot high dome with glorious compass rose designs adorned in CCPCo tile, that drew the most attention and would become one of the most beloved and photographed buildings in the park.


In downtown San Diego, the spectacular display of CCPCo’s work on the 1914-1915 Santa Fe Railway Depot, designed by the San Francisco-based architectural firm of Bakewell and Brown, is the one of the building’s most distinguishing features. Extensive Hispano- Moresque style tile decorates the domed towers on either side of the entry arch, as well as the walls and floor of the impressive waiting room.


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