the history of blade


Why Blade 1936?

The name Blade 1936 is a nod to Oceanside’s old newspaper, The Blade-Tribune, which occupied the space from 1936 until the 1960s.

The historic building which is included in the City of Oceanside’s Historical Resources Inventory, was designed by famed San Diego architect Irving Gill in 1936 and is notably his last work before his death. The building is a mix of modern and Art Deco and local architect Kennith Chriss will elevate the space adding rustic, wood and steel elements, while keeping the historic beauty.