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The Judaic Architectural Graveyard has been torn down, but I will be keeping this page up in it's memory

Personal Experience:  We stumbled upon this spot by pure accident one day while on a small hike.  One second we're on the main trail, next thing you know we're taking a slightly beaten pathway that caught our eye and bam we are greeted with all these amazing art installations.  It truly blew me away!

I was awe-struck and beyond intrigued with what their meaning was.  Although I have put together some of the puzzle pieces there are still many pieces left to go.  I was shocked to find our own architectural graveyard in San Diego because literally a month before finding this spot, we had just visited one in San Luis Obispo!

I do not have much information on this spot yet except for that the installations were created in 1998 and destroyed by a wildfire in the early 2000's and are part of a Jewish collection.  Since then they have slowly begun to fall apart.  I am going to refrain from saying much more because I don't want to send hoards of random people over here to destroy the place.  They do plan to rehabilitate it one day.    Although it's a rather sad sight, they are still moving.  We hope to one day change the title from graveyard to something symbolizing a revival, but for now, this spot has obviously been neglected for quite some time.  All in good time.

Although there is a trail off of a main trail that leads to this spot, I am almost certain that this is private property going by who owns the land.  If you go, be aware that you are entering at your own risk. There were no signs saying Private Property when we visited though.


The first thing we stumbled upon were these tiles with scriptures written on them:

One day I hope to know the story behind every one of these pieces:

Photo by Kayla Brooke:

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  • Lubtree (mod)
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    What I don’t think you understand is everything we post begins to get destroyed after we post it. This is not a power trip this is to protect places. I could go on and on and on but you sound young and prob will never understand.

    August 29, 2015

  • To lubtree (mod)
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    The school is private. See the gate to enter? Extremely private property. And yep, graffiti is a very quick way to destroy these and take away from their beauty which at this point is organic decay, NOT man made Destruction.

    August 29, 2015

  • To lubtree
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    Be my guest. I’ll let it be on someone else’s conscious when these places get destroyed.

    August 29, 2015

  • lubtree
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    ill find another site where they are complaining to share. u cannot delete

    August 29, 2015

  • Kimberly Cole Zemke
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    PLEASE keep the Jewish site private, I would not tell anyone where most of the sites are. You know how young people are, sadly they have so many hormones and get bored and all they do is destroy. It is a shame but its like the power plants the guy was photographing, a bunch of young folks found out where some of them were and destroyed everything!

    August 30, 2015

  • Bri
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    Just wanted to let you guys know that unless I’m seriously mistaken i believe that this is no longer there. Went to go check it out today and the place my gps took me to was all bulldozed with lots of constuction going on. I even tried getting to a high point to see if somehow I was missing something. But the only thing I saw was the small park and a LOT of bulldozed land.

    February 23, 2016

  • Tyler
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    🙁 @Bri

    June 3, 2016

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