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The Fourth Avenue Professional Center in Bankers Hill is no more. Boarded up and overgrown with weeds, the Spanish-style building with a clay-tile roof will soon be remodeled into a condo complex in the Park West area. However, since the building at 3235 Fourth Avenue is considered historic, much of the structure will be preserved.

According to the legal secretary at the law office of Matty Sandoval (longtime tenants of the building, along with doctors and dentists), the condos will incorporate some of the Spanish Revival elements of the original building in their design. Also, the arches will remain and the back building will be "pulled up to the front, with the condos built around it and behind."

Preservationist groups are proud of the architectural history of the area. Some of San Diego's greatest architects — including Richard Requa, Irving Gill, Frank Mead, Carlton Winslow, and William Templeton Johnson — have designed and built homes, apartments, office buildings, and medical complexes in Bankers Hill.

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