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April 13 & 14, 2013

Annual Historic Home Tour Weekend

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Historic Home Tour (Sunday Only)
Featuring Early 20th-Century Mission Hills
Sunday only · 10am-4pm
SOHO members $30 · Non-members $40
Purchase Advance Tickets
Tickets will still be available the weekend of event (Sat & Sun)

Bicycle Tours
Saturday · 9am | 12 noon
SOHO Members & Non-members $15

Walking Tours
Saturday · 10am | 1pm
SOHO Members & Non-members $15

Arts & Crafts Embroidery Workshop - Closed
Saturday · 10am-4pm
SOHO Members $95 · Non-members $105

Ticket & Program pick up
A tour program booklet with maps and background information on each home will accompany your purchased tickets, and are available for pickup Friday and Saturday, April 12 & 13 from 10am-5pm, at the Marston House Museum Shop, 3525 Seventh Avenue. On the day of the tour, Sunday, April 14, your tour program and tickets are available for pickup only at Tour Headquarters, the Bohannan Estate, 2440 Pine Street.

Important ticket information

  • If you are not a SOHO member and wish to join now, you will receive the discounted prices. This is an immediate benefit of membership. Join HERE.
  • When purchasing tickets online, you will be given several options to choose from, these include being placed on the Will Call list, Print-at-Home Tickets, Mobile Phone Tickets, and Physical Tickets that will be mailed to you. Please choose one of these options upon purchase!
  • Home Tour tickets purchased on the day of the tour, Sunday, April 14, are $50.
    No discounts.
  • Tickets may be picked up in advance of the weekend at the time of purchase at either of our two museum shops, or the Santa Ysabel Store until Friday, April 12 at 5pm.
    • Marston House Museum Shop, 3525 Seventh Avenue - Hours
    • Whaley House Museum Shop, 2476 San Diego Avenue - Hours
    • Santa Ysabel Store, 30275 Highway 78, Santa Ysabel - Hours
  • Programs may be picked up in advance on Friday and Saturday, 10am-5pm, at the Marston House Museum Shop, 3525 Seventh Avenue

Note On the day of the event, you may pick up your Home Tour Program ONLY at Tour Headquarters, the Bohannan Estate, 2440 Pine Street.

About the 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.

Notes

  • No trolley service is provided this year as the homes are all in the same neighborhood
  • There is no ADA accessibility as these are private homes
  • Parking is on street only as these are all located in residential areas
  • Please consider all of this before purchasing your ticket. As always, there are no refunds, if you are unable to use your tickets you may consider it as a donation to SOHO.

90-minute Bicycle Tours
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.
Saturday · 9am | 12 noon | $15 all
Check in · Powers Plumbing · 1705 W. Lewis Street


90-minute Walking Tours
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.
Saturday · 10am | 1pm | $15 all
Check in · Powers Plumbing · 1705 W. Lewis Street


Arts & Crafts Embroidery Workshop - Closed
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.
Saturday · 10am-4pm | SOHO Members $95 · Non-members $105
Check in · Marston House Carriage House · 3525 Seventh Avenue
All tickets must be purchased in advance, no day of sales


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 MissionHillsHeritage.org for details.


Dining
Local restaurants abound throughout Mission Hills. Plan your day's dining in advance using this Restaurant & Bar guide courtesy of OurMissionHills.com

Volunteers
If you would like to volunteer during the weekend, please send us an email at [email protected]

Purchase Advance Tickets
Online HERE (Make sure to scroll through all ticket options, days, & times)
Call SOHO (619) 297-9327 or (619) 297-7511
In person
Marston House Museum Shop, 3525 Seventh Avenue - Hours
Whaley House Museum Shop, 2476 San Diego Avenue - Hours
Santa Ysabel Store, 30275 Highway 78, Santa Ysabel - Hours

*Children's tickets are full price
**Reminder Home Tour Tickets purchased the day of the tour are $50. No exceptions

Proceeds benefit SOHO's advocacy and preservation work. No refunds. Tours run rain or shine! The cost of unused tickets may be considered a tax deductible donation to SOHO, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization.

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