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Join our expert docents as they tell you some of the stories of one of San Diego's greatest architects, Irving Gill. See how he left his imprint on San Diego though his architecture, landscapes, and social history. With three great choices we understand if you can't pick just one. Bring your camera and friends.

Urban Poetry: Irving Gill & Bankers Hill

Saturday & Sunday · 10:30am · 90 minutes
$15

TOUR STARTS on the northwest corner of Albatross Street & West Walnut Avenue, San Diego 92103

NOTE: You may need extra time to find parking as the city is doing street work in the area

The sloped terrain of Bankers Hill, near downtown San Diego, is blessed with pedestrian bridges over canyons and views of San Diego Bay that few affluent professionals and first families and their architects could resist. SOHO's 90-minute guided walking tour contains new content inspired by SOHO's celebration Irving Gill: Progress & Poetry in Architecture. These city blocks are rich in the early 20th-century Modern architecture that Gill pioneered and include the largest concentration of Gill homes built anywhere, on hidden Albatross Street. As the neighborhood grew, other prominent architects, such as William Templeton Johnson, Mead & Requa, and Hazel Wood Waterman, San Diego's first female architect, also designed homes here.

Gill's architecture is strikingly Modern in Bankers Hill, with its spare, cubist arrangements of volumes and shapes, such as flat roofs, arches and pergolas, without surface ornament, with the exception of trailing vines and shadows.

PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS
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Call  (619) 297-9327
In Person  Marston House Museum Shop
3525 Seventh Avenue

ALSO AVAILABLE FOR GROUP TOURS
Contact SOHOsandiego@aol.com for more information


A Progressive Vision: San Diego's Seventh Avenue

Saturday & Sunday · 12:30pm · 45 minutes
$15

TOUR STARTS at the Marston House Museum Shop in the carriage house

What began as a ten-acre, barren enclave owned by George W. Marston is now the shady and secluded 3500 block of Seventh Avenue, a cul-de-sac that is perfect for a one-hour guided walking tour. This tour contains new content inspired by SOHO's celebration called Irving Gill: Progress & Poetry in Architecture. The Marston House Museum & Gardens is one of about ten homes on the street, built between 1905 and 1913. Many were designed by Gill, when he was a partner in Hebbard & Gill, and they illustrate his design progression from English Arts & Crafts to Prairie Style to his ultimate triumph, cubistic Early Modernism-all in the space of two years, 1905 and 1906.

Marston was San Diego's most prominent leader of the Progressive Movement. He, Gill, and other Progressives championed civil rights for African and Mexican Americans, women's suffrage, child labor laws, food and drug safety measures, while they opposed corruption, alcohol and vice. Gill translated Progressive values of good health through fresh air and contact with nature, cleanliness and sanitation, and incorporated labor saving devices into his architecture, including the Marston House.

PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS
Online  HERE
Call  (619) 297-9327
In Person  Marston House Museum Shop
3525 Seventh Avenue

ALSO AVAILABLE FOR GROUP TOURS
Contact SOHOsandiego@aol.com for more information

MARSTON HOUSE MUSEUM & GARDENS

3525 Seventh Avenue, San Diego 92103
(619) 297-9327

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