The Lookout

La Mesa’s Legacy Project

Artists: Jesus Dominguez – Mary Lynn Dominguez – Amy Dominguez

The history of La Mesa has been incorporated into this project. "The Lookout" is designed to be a focal gathering spot in the downtown La Mesa village.

The eight mosaic panels on "The Lookout" recall a variety of historical events from different eras in La Mesa.

Each of the past 100 years from 1912-2012 is depicted as a date on the inner and outer surfaces of the mosaic panels. The dates are designed to be a part of the overall pattern created by the mosaic tiles and not simply as numbers on a wall.

In addition to the dates, on each of these panels a special event from La Mesa’s history will be further illustrated with imagery, also done in mosaic tiles. A stainless steel plaque on one of the inner panels will list the eight memorable events depicted.


Winner of the 2016 American Public Works Association Parks Project of The Year

Some Additional Features Include: 

  • Donor recognition plaques and bricks
  • Time capsule buried beneath the Centennial logo, encased in a concrete vault
  • Bronze sculpture of the Helix snail – this sculpture is designed to be safe for children to "ride"