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Thursday, April 11, 2013


SOHO's Annual Historic Home Tour, Sunday, April 14 in Mission Hills

LAST DAY TO FOR ADVANCE TICKET DISCOUNT--Join SOHO this weekend April 13 and 14 for its Annual Historic Two-Day Home Tour featuring early 20th-century homes in Mission Hills.
On Saturday, April 13, select from your choice of walking or bicycle tours, and a textile workshop, and on Sunday, April 14 spend the day with us at the Historic Home Tour.
90-minute Walking Tour
This tour will be focused on the Arnold & Choates and North Florence Heights subdivisions. Highlighted are many early architects of these communities, including Joel L. Brown, William Templeton Johnson, Frank Mead & Richard Requa, and Alexander Schreiber. The tour will include the commercial district, an early Mission Revival church, a progressive school, and a former cemetery, as well as the surrounding architecturally significant homes and stories of the people who lived and worked here.
90-minute Bicycle Tour
This tour takes cylists along the quieter streets of one of the most historic neighborhoods in San Diego. Explore numerous works of master architects and builders with a local resident and fitness enthusiast to guide the sometimes hilly route.
Arts & Crafts Embroidery Workshop
Artist Natalie Richards will lead a 6-hour hands-on instructional workshop on Arts & Crafts textiles. A Roycroft Renaissance Artisan, Natalie will instruct students on classic techniques to master and create heirloom quality linens. Students will create a pillow or table runner. The class will be held at the Marston House. (More information HERE)
Complimenting the SOHO Weekend
Join Mission Hills Heritage for a guided walking tour of south Mission Hills on Saturday, April 13 only. The annual Spring Walking Tour format, with a tour leaving every 15 minutes from 1-4pm, allows for visitors to catch a SOHO tour and a Mission Hills Heritage tour. These tours are not limited, so if you get shut out on the SOHO walking tour don't forget this option! Go to for details.
HOME TOUR, 10 am to 4 pm
Red tiled beauty on tour
Tour the interiors of five historic houses in Mission Hills. The self-driven tour features homes with an abundant diversity of architectural styles dating from a 1914 English Tudor to a 1949 early Modern. Mission Hills is one of our great San Diego neighborhoods where a prolific number of works by locally and nationally significant architects can all be found in one geographic area. Sites by Morris B. Irvin, Richard Requa, and John Lloyd Wright, the son of Frank Lloyd Wright are just three that visitors will get to tour. This year's tour is a must see for architecture lovers.
Advance Tickets
Advance sales through Friday, April 12 only, this option closes at 5pm TOMORROW.
You can purchase advance discount price tickets from the convenience of your home online, by phone, or in person. We cannot encourage this enough; it makes it easier for everyone!
*Note Home Tour tickets purchased on the day of the tour are $50 for all, non-members and members alike. We strongly encourage advance sales. No exceptions.
Buy Online:

Call SOHO (619) 297-9327

Whaley House Museum Shop, 2476 San Diego Avenue
Marston House Museum Shop, 3525 Seventh Avenue - Hours
East and North County tourgoers, you can now purchase SOHO event tickets at the Santa Ysabel Store too! - 30275 Highway 78, Santa Ysabel

If you would like to volunteer during the weekend for a free tour ticket, please send us an email at Spaces are filling up fast so please do it today!

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