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Christopher Ackerman, AIA, Marilyn Fulton, Dani Grady, & Ralph Greenspan
When it was learned that the Captain and Mrs. A. J. Peterson Residence, a masterful piece of mid century residential architecture, was going to be demolished rather than enjoyed and lived in as was promised to the seller when the home was purchased by what was in actuality real estate speculators, these neighbors went into action immediately. First they tried reason. The value of the home, even more than its location facing the golf course in Coronado, was in being a fantastic example of the work of master architect Homer Delawie and an indispensable part of Delawie's indelible contribution to San Diego's architectural history. Coronado's historic guidelines are a mixed bag of sensibilities and the few surviving modern works are in stark contrast to the seaside cottage community's idea of their history, so the education of why the home was so important also became part of the battle to save it.
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