Talmadge, San Diego, California
TalmadgeÂ is a neighborhood of the mid-city region ofÂ San Diego, California. Its borders are defined by Fairmount Avenue to the West, Montezuma Road/Collwood Boulevard to the Northeast, andÂ El Cajon BoulevardÂ to the South.
It is named after the Talmadge sisters (Norma,Â NatalieÂ andÂ Constance), who were silent film stars. In 1927, the Talmadge sisters opened the Talmadge Park real estate development, which contains streets named for each of the sisters.
The architecture in Talmadge is eclectic, with styles includingÂ Spanish Revival,Â California bungalows,Â Cape Cod cottagesÂ and Normandy Style homes.Â Cliff May, a renowned Southern California architect, designed several homes in Talmadge.Â KensingtonÂ and Talmadge are sometimes grouped together as one community for official purposes.