2012 Annual Historic Home Tour Weekend
Historic Home Tour
Sunday only 10am-4pm
SOHO Members $30 Non-members $40
Purchase tickets in advance at discounted prices (strongly suggested)
All tickets on day of the tour $50
Bankers Hill Walking Tour
Saturday 11am & 1pm
SOHO Members and Non-members $15
Historic Seventh Avenue Walking Tour
Saturday 2pm & 4pm
SOHO Members and Non-members $10
1pm Emmor Brooke Weaver - Alex Bevil
2:15pm Lost Sixth Avenue - Dan Soderberg
3:30pm How the Prairie School Influenced San Diego - Allen Hazard
SOHO Members $10 Non-members $15
Twilight Tour & Reception at the Marston House
Members $45 Non-members $55
Join us on March 17 and 18 for Save Our Heritage Organisation's Annual Historic Home Tour Weekend featuring the early 20th-century homes of Bankers Hill. On Saturday, March 17, attendees can select from their choice of walking tours and new lectures. The main feature, the annual Home Tour, will be held on Sunday, March 18.
The weekend starts off with two walking tours with morning and afternoon sessions.
A 90-minute walking tour of Bankers Hill will highlight both grand and modest works of master architects as tour guides reveal little known facts and new information on the architectural history of the area. Walkers will take an exteriors only guided tour and experience some of San Diego's greatest and most significant homes by master architects Irving Gill, Carlton Winslow, William Templeton Johnson, Richard Requa and Frank Mead, and others.
Visitors can also participate in walking tours of the Historic Seventh Avenue, featuring the highest concentration of homes by Irving Gill in San Diego, as well as important works by the Pacific Building Company, Mead & Requa, and more. Homes highlighted include the Marston House, as well as Gill's early Prairie School homes, all built in the first decade of the 20th century.
Saturday continues with lectures taking place at the rarely opened Wednesday Club, designed by Hazel Wood Waterman in 1908. Presentations will include Lost Sixth Avenue with award winning filmmaker and historian Dan Soderberg, as well as The Chicago Connection in San Diego How the Prairie School influenced San Diego by research historian Allen Hazard, with more to be announced.
An exclusive Twilight Reception on Saturday evening at Gill & Hebbard's masterpiece Marston House includes hors d'oeuvres and fine wine, and concludes the day of in-depth architectural activities with a unique and intimate experience. The party will also include private tours of the preeminent Arts & Crafts home in San Diego.
On Sunday, March 18, the event shifts its focus to the rare interiors of five historic homes in Bankers Hill. Visitors will enjoy interpretations based on in-depth research of their history and architecture. The self-driven home tour showcases five houses designed by master architects G.A. Hanssen, Richard Requa and Frank Mead, Emmor Brooke Weaver, and William Templeton Johnson. Prominent gardens of several homes will also be featured.
The Annual Historic Home Tour Weekend is SOHO's biggest fundraiser of the year. Funds generated will further their cause of promoting preservation of the architectural, cultural, and historical links and landmarks that contribute to the community identity, depth, and character of the San Diego area.
Marston House (View)
3525 7th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
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