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June 6, 7, & 8, 2014

Annual Historic Home Tour Weekend

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People In Preservation Awards SOLD OUT!
Friday · 6-9pm
SOHO & NPHS members $45
Non-members $55

90-Minute Walking Tours
Saturday · 9am | 11am | 1pm
SOHO & NPHS members $10
Non-members $15

Historic Home Tour
Featuring the Community of North Park
Sunday only · 11am-4pm
SOHO & NPHS members $30 · Non-members $35

Purchase Advance Tickets
Tickets will still be available the weekend of event (Fri, Sat, & Sun)
Home Tour tickets purchased on the day of the tour are $50, no discounts

Parking

Advance Tickets & Programs
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, June 5, 6 & 7
A tour program booklet for Walking Tours and the Home Tour will accompany your purchased tickets, and are available for sale and pickup Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10am-4pm at the Marston House Museum Shop, 3525 Seventh Avenue.

Home Tour Tickets & Programs
Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8
Tour programs and tickets are available for purchase and pickup at Tour Registration in Bird Park at Morley Field in Balboa Park on 28th Street at Thorn Street on Saturday from 8am-1pm, and on Sunday from 10am.

Day of the Home Tour
Sunday, June 8
Your Home Tour program and tickets are available only at Tour Registration in Bird Park at Morley Field in Balboa Park on 28th Street at Thorn Street on Saturday from 8am-1pm, and on Sunday from 10am.

Will Call
If you have not picked up your tickets and programs in advance, they will be waiting for you at Will Call in Bird Park at Morley Field in Balboa Park on 28th Street at Thorn Street on Saturday from 8am-1pm, and on Sunday from 10am.

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.
  • Home Tour tickets purchased on the day of the tour, Sunday, June 8, 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, June 6 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 Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10am-5pm, at the Marston House Museum Shop, 3525 Seventh Avenue
  • 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!

Note On the day of the Historic Home Tour, you may purchase your tickets and pick up your programs ONLY at Tour Registration in Bird Park at Morley Field in Balboa Park on 28th Street at Thorn Street. Home Tour tickets purchased on the day of the tour are $50, no discounts.


Parking As a courtesy to guests a $1 flat fee for parking on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 will be given at the North Park Garage. Attendees will need to present their tickets upon leaving to receive the discount.


People In Preservation Awards SOLD OUT!
Friday · 6-9pm
Sunset Temple

3911 Kansas Street in North Park

This is our 32nd annual People In Preservation Awards, San Diego's prestigious historic preservation awards.

The historic Sunset Temple will be our venue this year, and if you have never been to this speakeasy style locale you are in for a treat. Celebrate and pay tribute to those who embody the best in preservation in San Diego County.

The PIP awards are an opportunity for fellow San Diegans to recognize the efforts of the work that property owners do in preserving the historic resources of our region. People In Preservation encourages historic preservation and acknowledges that good preservation can be found in the restoration of the most modest residence to the grandest mansion, from our earliest structures to mid-century contributions, and includes both the private and the public sector.

Tickets include a reception with hors d'oeuvres, wine and local North Park craft beer before the awards ceremony.

Click HERE to view invitation.


90-minute Walking Tours
Saturday · 9am | 11am | 1pm
Registration opens at 8am
SOHO & NPHS members $10 · Non-members $15
Each of the walking tours is offered at 9am, 11am, and 1pm, so you can do all three if you want!

Dryden Historic District
9am & 11am SOLD OUT · Only 1pm available!
The six-block neighborhood along 28th Street and Pershing Avenue from Upas to Landis Streets was designated as the North Park Dryden Historic District in 2011. On this 1-mile stroll, guides will discuss the variety of architectural styles represented in the neighborhood. This area developed from 1912 to 1941, with most homes being completed by the 1920s. The included guidebook highlights 30 homes, many built by Master Builder David Owen Dryden.

Morley Field
This tour covers more than a dozen sites of interest on a 1.5-mile loop within the Morley Field Recreation Area. Long considered North Park's backyard, the eastern mesa of Balboa Park encompasses lush green lawns, towering eucalyptus trees, and multiple active recreational facilities, including tennis courts, softball fields, a disc golf course, bicycle velodrome, swimming pool, and archery range. The area was named for John G. Morley, who was Superintendent of Parks for the City of San Diego from 1911 to 1938. Architectural highlights include the 1933 Bud Kearns Memorial pool building designed by Herman Louis Bodmer, who worked for William Templeton Johnson in 1926 and opened his own firm in 1930, and the 1960s tennis clubhouse designed by Sim Bruce Richards, a prominent San Diego architect who is on the city's list of master architects.

Streetcar Suburb at Hamilton
1pm SOLD OUT · Only 9am & 11am available!
This approximately 1-mile guided walking tour highlights both residential and commercial architecture, including the 1927 Tudor Revival McClure House, a 1921 apartment court, and the Cadillac Apartments, constructed in 1925 of bricks made locally in Rose Canyon. The original location and purpose of the popular Carnitas Snack Shack restaurant building will be revealed and the iconic Water Tower, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013, is also on the tour.

The streetcar on the #7 line did not stop at every corner along University Avenue, but it did stop just west of Hamilton Street where heavy foot traffic made it an ideal place for stores and offices to set up shop here. The stop at Hamilton Street became the center of a new working class neighborhood where residents could walk quickly to the streetcar. The area provided a range of homes, from California Bungalows on separate lots to bungalow courts and apartments. Streetcar suburbs like this one were how San Diego grew in the early part of the 20th Century. A guidebook is included with the tour.


Historic Home Tour
Sunday · 11am-4pm
Registration opens at 10am
Tour the interiors of six historic houses in North Park. The self-driven tour features homes with an exciting diversity of architectural styles ranging from a 1916 Prairie School with Mission Revival influences and a 1916 classic two-story Craftsman, to a 1924 Mission Revival with a rare brick-clad exterior. North Park is home to one of San Diego's finest historic Main Streets as well as a rich and vibrant community of bungalows and Craftsman homes highlighted by the recently approved Dryden Historic District and Spanish Revival homes bordering Morley Field. Historic homes by master builders David Owen Dryden, Alexander Schreiber and Edward F. Bryans, and a Richard Requa, architect for the 1935 Expo, are just a few of the six homes that visitors will tour this year. This year's historic home tour is a must see for architectural lovers!

Notes

  • A tour booklet accompanies each ticket purchase. The program booklet includes a map and histories of each home
  • There is no ADA accessibility as these are private homes
  • Carpooling is always strongly encouraged
  • Parking is on street as these are all located in residential areas, or at North Park Garage with a $1 flat fee (attendees present ticket or tour booklet upon leaving to receive discount).
  • No trolley service is provided this year as the homes are all in the same neighborhood
  • 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.

Dining
Local restaurants abound throughout North Park. Plan your day's dining in advance using our guide to Guide to Dining at Historic North Park Locations.


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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