This home was originally located at Sunshine and Renette when this was a rural area and when horses were allowed. He lived here since 1947 till his death. He loved his family, painting and his horses. He was a good friend of John Wayne and was even in two of his movies. He often decorated his home inside and out with his paintings. Now the home is...more
This wonderful art gallery caught my eye because of the little chairs that decorate the outside wall. This is a gallery and gift shop that sells wonderful pieces of art that was created by adults with disabilities. I cannot tell you that we do not have enough facilities like these. If you know of friends and relatives or have experience raising...more
Many cities are starting to decorate their cities utility boxes, which adds a lot of character to the city. North Magnolia & West Park • Northwest corner • Artist: Midge Hyde • Whimsical SouthwesternNorth Magnolia • 190 North Magnolia • Artist: Lucy Murphy & Cindi Garris • Magnolias & HummingbirdsSouth Magnolia & East Main • Southwest corner •...more
Located between Rea and Main Street are all kinds of lovely and fun paintings. Wall Mural • 120 East Main • Artist: Carlos Castrejon • Sleeping LionsWall Murals • 109 Rea • Artists: Josh Bellty & David White • Reproductions of MastersUtility Box • 109 Rea • Artist: Jack Madi • Cat PaintingsWall Mural • 119 North Magnolia • Artist: Geraldine Larson...more
Once again the local artist painting just about everything along the alley. They even painted the dumpsters with a variety of Cats themes. The alley is located between Rea and Main Street. Although, during the day it is ok to explore, I would still take caution during the evening. There is some homeless that pass thru here.more
There seems to be a wonderful trend across America with so many cities are revitalizing their old down towns. I will explore a old down town main street all day before visiting a mall. Absolutely no interest. What is very unique about El Cajon is one of the alleyways is a lovely representation of what local artist can do to even make a alleyway...more
Olaf Wieghorst,(1899-1988) was born in Viborg, Denmark and was one of the most prolific western artist of his day with painting or sketching hundreds of beautiful art and many of those are limited additions. He specialized in painting horses, Indian peoples, the U.S. Cavalry, or cowboys as well as beautiful Southwestern landscapes. He drew from his...more
By 1869, this area like so many others became popular with gold miners passing thru for supplies and searching for their next dig. Amaziah Knox moved here and was hired to manage Lankershim’s wheat farm and build him a house. For his services, he was paid a wage and given ten acres of land of his choice. He chose what is near Main Street and...more
Painted by Artist Thom Guerra. This lovely mural was painted in honor of Olaf Wieghorst,(1899-1988) that was born in Viborg, Denmark and was one of the most prolific western artist of his day with painting or sketching hundreds of beautiful art and many of those are limited additions.more
On Wednesdays,during the warm weather months, the city of El Cajon closes down Main Street between El Cajon Blvd. and the Court House for the locals to display their pride and joy... hotrods, customized classics and restored and babied beauties. If you like the older cars and what car lovers have done to them, then this is a don't miss event each...more
Shadow Mountain Community Church is one of the largest churches in the San Diego - El Cajon area. The Pastor is Dr. David Jeremiah.Sunday services are: 9 Am, 10:45 AM and 6 PM.Two colleges are affliliated with Shadow Mountain. Heritage Christian College and Southern California Bible College and Seminary. Their drama department from the college is...more
Parkway Plaza is virtually a beehive of activity. An appealing attraction in it's new double decker carrousel with it's shiney brass finish and colorfully decorated figures. The figures range from the traditonal carrousel horses to leaping dolphins and tigers, to fierce dragons and other mythical beings. An experiance for children of all ages....more
3007 DEHESA ROAD, El Cajon, CA 92019
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A special treat is in store for you when you stop by Cold Mountain Creamery !! This new frozen desert eatery is just the spot to be on a hot afternoon or a warm summer evening or any other day for that matter. Owner, David, started Cold Mountain Creamery recently. It's tucked away in a little shopping plaza just off the freeway exit of 2nd Avenue...more
The Yogurt Mill has quite an interesting story behind it. It once was an Italian Restaurant built to mimick the Leaning Tower of Pisa (It really does have a lean to the building). Though the years and change of a few owners, it has become one of East County'S most popular landmarks. I don't say that lightly, either. Even on cold and rainy days, The...more
85 Reviews and Opinions
Like so many other communities, the buildings to me are a piece of our local history. I have said this many times, but if walls could talk! It would be so interesting to see what they have to say. I see a home old or new, I see a piece of our history. So if I add old homes as tips, I just cannot help myself. Too often people do not appreciate them, but I do.
El Cajon Hall 1894, at 169 Main Street. Now it is a Bourbon Street Restaurant and upstairs is RockABetties Beauty Shop.
W.D. Hall Building, 1925- at 245 E Main St (between Avocado Ave & Ballantyne St) It is now the New York Bakery, which has lots of yummy treats and a very nice patio to sit and enjoy. (619) 334-5164 www.new-york-bakery.com
Flournoy Building 1924, at 130 E Main St now the Typewriter Co. Inc.
W.E. Lyons Building 1920 at 102 E Main St, which is The Corner Store now.