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Old Town Shutters
All French Shutters' products are manufactured with the highest quality materials, to the strictest standards and exceed all local codes. When the French Shutters name is behind a product, you know it is built to last. Serving the Old Town community for over 30 years, we have delivered exceptional shutters, louvers, and closet doors to our customers.
Our employees - not subcontractors - install everything, so each project comes under our critical eye from start to finish. Everything we make is guaranteed for 5 years against defects, Old Town residents and businesses have come to understand the quality we put in to our work and have referred us to many of their families and friends.
At French Shutters, each shutter, closet door, and louver is handcrafted with care and evaluated by a qualified quality assurance employee to ensure that you receive the best possible shutter, louver, or closet door.
The shutters created by the French Shutters employees:
• Energy Efficient
• Increase Home Value
• Low Maintenance
• Style & Curb Appeal
At French Shutters we are dedicated to enhancing the architectural beauty and functionality of every window.
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At French Shutters, you will receive the highest quality service and materials, consisting of:
• Painted Interior Operable Louvers
• Painted Exterior Operable Louvers
• Stained Interior Operable Louvers
• Interior Closet Doors
• Exterior Fixed Louvers
• Shutters of all Shapes and Size
Adding custom shutters, louvers, and closet doors will add the essence and style for your Old Town home. Look through our gallery today to see what type of work we have done, our craftsmanship speaks for itself.
We would be more than happy to send a qualified French Shutter representative to your Old Town home to discuss your needs and options. No pushy sales pitch, we will evaluate the needs for your Old Town home and see if shutters, louvers, or closet doors are good for you!
I would like to take at least a little of your busy time to congratulate you guys, you did a great job we are very happy with the finished product. People who have visited us, are just in awe with the shutters, I knew from our first meeting we where making the correct choice, and my guts don’t deceive me. Thank you very much guys.
- Oscar A. Meyer
More about Old Town, California
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, located in San Diego, California, is a state protected historical park in San Diego. The park preserves and recreates the old town of the city, from shortly after the Mexican War of Independence during its pueblo Alta California period beginning in 1821, through the Bear Flag Revolt, the American period, and ending in 1872, 22 years after statehood. Between 2005 and 2006, California State Parks listed Old Town San Diego as the most visited state park in California.
The Old Town community of San Diego contains 230 acres and is bound on the north by I-8 and Mission Valley, on the West by I-5 and Midway, and on the south and east by the Uptown/ Mission Hills hillsides.
Five original adobes are part of the complex, which includes shops, restaurants and a museum. Other historic buildings include a schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, San Diego's first newspaper office, and a stable with a carriage collection. Plaza del Pasado, a four-acre plaza that sits inside the park features shops, an activity center for students and school groups, and local artisans demonstrating their craft.
In the Spring of 2005, the Department of Parks and Recreation along with Plaza del Pasado transformed the park, its cultural center and marketplace to connect its visitors with a better understanding and appreciation of life and commerce in San Diego as it was from 1821 to 1872. Strolling storytellers in period costume, live music, shopping and restaurants inspired by 19th century San Diego life make the history of San Diego's oldest non-native neighborhood accessible and real to both tourists and locals who visit the park. The park also offers educational programs and an activity center to inspire children of San Diego to learn about the region's early history.
Visitors go to Old Town for shopping - some of the shops carry very nice handicrafts - or to have a big platter of tacos and enchiladas washed down with a margarita. While there, try to look past all that and poke around inside the historic buildings, imagining life in early California.
Why Is it "Old"?
Old Town San Diego, the first European settlement in what is now California, is often called the state's birthplace. In 1769, Catholic priest Father Junipero Serra founded California's first Spanish mission here. The mission eventually moved further inland and 1820s settlers moved closer to the water into the Gaslamp Quarter, leaving "Old Town" behind.
Today's Old Town San Diego centers on the oldest area of the first settlement. It includes a state historic park and related historic sights outside the park. History aficionados will find plenty of interest, but most people come to shop and eat in the restaurants.
Old Town San Diego Historic Park
The State Historic Park occupies nine square blocks and preserves many historic structures including five built of adobe (mud) bricks. Other buildings include California's first schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, the state's first newspaper office and a stable. These preserved buildings, each a small museum in itself, give a glimpse of life here from 1821 to 1872.
Interspersed between museum buildings, you'll find shops, with emphasis on Mexican-style pottery, tinwork and the like. If you just want to stroll and shop, it will be easy, and you can extend your route outside the park and down San Diego Avenue.
Even if you're a history buff, it takes a concerted effort to stay focused on the historical buildings in Old Town San Diego. Free, guided tours of Old Town San Diego that leave the visitor center daily are a good way to learn more about California's early history.
If you enjoy a good ghost story, try evening ghost tours that leave from Casa de Reyes.
Old Town San Diego Dining
Popular restaurants both inside and outside the state park tend to be touristy, with waitresses costumed in flouncy Mexican dresses dodging strolling mariachi musicians. Portions are huge, so order conservatively, even if you're very hungry.
In the northwest corner of the historic town square, you'll find more restaurants and shops at Plaza del Pasado. Patio dining here is pleasant any time of day, and the Mexican food never seems to change even though the name of the place does with some regularity.
Bazaar del Mundo, once located here is now at Taylor and Juan Streets.
Old Town San Diego Marketplace
This complex sits at the edge of the State Historic Park and provides more shopping opportunities. It includes a reconstructed 1853 adobe house, a restored convent built downtown in 1908 and moved to Old Town San Diego in 1940, and a new theatre. There's also a museum of archaeological artifacts.