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August 11

Clairemont: The Village within a City
A Mid-Century modern tour


If you would like to be on a waiting list for the next tour or purchase the guided tour booklet (you will have to wait for the second edition) please contact

SOHO's Modernism Committee is proud to present Clairemont: The Village within a City, a historic architecture tour on Saturday, August 11. This self-driven tour takes Mid-Century modernism fans through the architectural treasures of one of the nation's first and largest planned postwar communities.

At the end of World War II an influx of families began to settle in America's Finest City and the need for additional housing and recreation spaces became clear. Clairemont was one of those communities that met the needs of a growing postwar generation. As a result, its suburban landscape catered to the modern family's American dream, two-car garages and functional commercial, public, and religious buildings.

The comprehensive tour introduces visitors to over 40 of Clairemont's best Mid-Century modern buildings including libraries, schools, religious institutions, and residential neighborhoods. Learn about the people behind the development of the Village within a City and indulge in the spirit of post-war optimism.

The registration begins at 9:30am with a lecture and orientation beginning at 10am by noted local historian and long-time Clairemont resident Alexander D. Bevil.

When Saturday, August 11
Lecture 10am
Self-Guided Tour 11am - 3pm
Where Lecture and tour begin at St Mark's United Methodist Church, 3502 Clairemont Drive
Cost $15 for SOHO members, $20 for non-members

Online HERE
Call SOHO (619) 297-9327
In Person
- Marston House Museum Shop - 3525 Seventh Avenue in Balboa Park
- Whaley House Museum Shop - 2476 San Diego Avenue in historic Old Town San Diego

Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event



2476 San Diego Avenue · San Diego CA 92110 · Phone (619) 297-9327
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