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HISTORY OF SOHO - THE FIRST TWENTY YEARS

Twenty Years of Preservation Efforts in San Diego - 1981
By Kathleen Flanigan

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President Michael Sullivan
Vice President Cathy Grigsby
Vice President of Education Bruce Herms
Vice President of Government Affairs Matt Potter
Secretary Kathy Cogen
Treasurer Sally Johns
Ron Cambell
Clare Crane
Mary Dell Worthington
Carole Frick
Joe Jones
Jan Kitchel
Carol Lindemulder
Pat Schaelchlin
Pat Skidmore

The new year started with the annual tour returning to National City on January 24. Publicized as the "The Victorians of National City," highlights included the Museum of American Treasures on 4th, the Frank Kimball house, the Granger Music Hall, the Moses Kimball residence, St. Matthews Episcopal Church, and other elegant structures.

SOHO also led two tours on May 17, in the Uptown and Middletown areas of the city during National Historic Preservation Week. The tours accentuated a national "neighborhood" theme, and featured parts of Little Italy on India Street, as well as the Robert Miles Parker house, the Long-Waterman Victorian, the Sherman-Judson residence and others.

True to keeping to its Victorian roots, SOHO planned a festive, old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration in Heritage Park. Part of the festivities included the dedication and official opening of the newly restored Senlis Cottage, which now served as SOHO's official home. The City Guard Victorian Band provided music, County Supervisor Jim Bates and SOHO President Carol Lindemulder spoke, and box lunches were available to all.

In September, newly elected SOHO president Michael Sullivan vowed "To develop a comprehensive preservation policy for the city and to avoid confrontations with developers late." He continued, "We want to get buildings with substantial architecture recognized now, so that later, down the line, when someone wants to tear them down, it will be pretty well-established that they are historic sites."

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ABOUT SOHO

HISTORY OF SOHO
- THE FIRST 20 YEARS

Preface | Beginnings | 1969

1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974

1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979

1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984

1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

- THE SECOND 20 YEARS

Four Decades of Historic Preservation
in San Diego County

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