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Sunday, December 4, 2011


HISTORY LIVES HERE--A creative holiday season stocking stuffer for the architectural tourist in your life is simply ordering a gift certificate from Save Our Heritage Organisation, especially for SOHO’s popular Historic Seventh Avenue Tour. The weekends-only street tour (Saturdays & Sundays, 12 noon · 2 pm · 4 pm) is terrific opportunity to learn about the architecture, the families who lived in and built the homes, and the connection of all the homes to the fabled George and Anna Marston family.

The historic tour will include viewing the exteriors of homes designed by icon San Diego architects like Irving J. Gill, William S. Hebbard, Frank Mead, and Richard Requa. Seventh Avenue one block north of Upas is one of the most beautiful streets in the Bankers Hill neighborhood.

SOHO trained docents, including Sarai Johnson, who is a former Chair of the Friends of the Marston House lead the tours. Although, tourgoers will not visit inside homes, they will receive an informative booklet about the homes on the tour.

The Seventh Avenue tours are $10 each or can be combined to tour the Marston House Museum for $15. Gift certificates are available. Walk ups OK for winter tours. Info: 619/292-7511.

Image: Courtesy of SOHO Collection. Unidentified young woman next to a vintage auto. Any guess as to make of auto? That's not a Ford logo on the radiator if you were thinking model A? License plate says 1930. Seventh Ave. is to the left and in the background is the Marston House.

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