OH San Diego Point Loma Hub

The OH! San Diego Point Loma Hub is located at Arts District Liberty Station, San Diego’s largest Arts & Cultural District is located in the historic buildings of the former Naval Training Center, where from 1923 to 1997, nearly two million young men—and eventually women—were trained. The Art’s District’s restored 45 buildings are home to nearly 145 tenants including museums, galleries, artist studios, dance companies and non-profit organizations that showcase San Diego’s creative community. The principal influence on the design of the original structures was architect Bertram G. Goodhue, who designed many buildings for the military, in addition to his work in Balboa Park for the 1915 exposition. Goodhue created a simplified Spanish Colonial Revival style with Pueblo influences that was very plain and unadorned and which was realized throughout NTC by the Navy Public Works Office. Buildings included in the guided tour include those listed below, among others.

Featuring a Guided walking tour on SAT at 1PM
Reservation required: http://sdaf.wildapricot.org/event-3264874
Start at Dick Laub NTC Command Center

BUILDING 175 / Dorothea Laub Dance Place
2650 Truxtun Road
Navy Public Works, 1941
This former Navy School building, where recruits learned how to make torpedoes, is now home to three of San Diego’s leading professional dance companies and schools.

2640 Historic Decatur Road
Navy Public Works, 1942
This distinctive building with a pointed cupola above the vestibule lobby, is set back from the street within gardens and palm groves. The former mahogany paneled Commanders’ offices are now community meeting rooms. The hallways are lined with historic exhibits and art from current Art’s District artists.

2620 Truxtun Road
Navy Public Works, 1941
Navy recruits saw training films here and enjoyed the latest Hollywood offerings, along with Point Loma residents. Bob Hope and other celebrities did radio broadcasts from its stage. It is fitting that the historic Art Deco building has been rehabilitated to serve as a modern cinema, complete with a new glass-enclosed cafe/ bar.



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  • Sat, Mar 23, 2019 - Sun, Mar 24, 2019 10 AM - 4 PM


Dick Laub NTC Command Center
2640 Historic Decatur Rd

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