PAPERS Resources

AAR Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 23-26, 2019

To return to the Welcome Page, please click here.

For questions or support, email support@aarweb.org.

To return to the AAR website, click here.

Online Program Book

Sessions
Tours
Theme: Sacred Sites Tour
Unregistered Participant, Presiding
Unregistered Participant, Presiding

San Diego is noted for its early Spanish missions, the exotic buildings of its world’s fairs in Balboa Park (1915-16, 1935-26), and its embrace of twentieth-century modernist architecture. This bus tour will examine these themes as it explores several historic religious sites. The oldest of our planned stops is the Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá founded in 1769 as the first Spanish mission in California. It was rebuilt in 1931 to its 1813 appearance and began operating as a parish church in 1941. We will also visit the stunning modernist First United Methodist Church (1964), which incorporates an exterior garden as devotional focal point. Additional stops should include St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral (1951), a Gothic revival church designed by Philip Frohman, supervising architect of Washington National Cathedral. We will also visit Bertram Goodhue’s campus for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. Its architecture established a sumptuous revival of Spanish colonial architecture. The fair’s exhibits united modern innovations with exotic presentations of cultures and religion.

The cost is $30 per person. To attend, select this tour when registering for the Annual Meeting. If you have already registered for the Annual Meeting, you may contact reg@aarweb.org to reserve a space in this tour.