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Thursday, April 11, 2013
ARCHIVE / SOHO’S HISTORIC HOME TOUR PREVIEW
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.
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
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
90-minute Walking Tour
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
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
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
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
MissionHillsHeritage.org for details.
SUNDAY, APRIL 14
TOUR, 10 am to 4 pm
Red tiled beauty on 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.
sales through Friday, April 12 only, this option closes at 5pm TOMORROW.
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!
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.