Kearny Mesa

American Legion looks to build new home in Encinitas

New plans call for American Legion San Dieguito Post 416 to raze its historic buildings in downtown Encinitas and build a new structure from scratch.

The older of the current two attached buildings was moved onto the site on Second Street at F Street in 1930 from the old Camp Kearny, a World War I Army base in what is now the Kearny Mesa area, San Diego.

And the other building, which houses the bar area, was brought from Camp Callan, a World War II base on what is now UC San Diego, in the 1940s.

Surveying the wooden interior recently, Mayor Catherine Blakespear said it definitely has a '40s look, which she indicated gave it a particularly welcoming appeal. She liked...