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SOHO Holiday Potluck Party

Our gracious hosts for this year's party are Thomas Paluch and Karen Mehalek. They are the proud owners of the Villa Orizaba, one of the most historic homes in Mission Hills and we are thankful to them for their generosity in sharing their home with us.

Built in 1887 by the daughter of the captain of the pacific coast side-wheel steamship Orizaba, on the "Inspiration Point" from which her father Capt. Henry J. Johnston guided the ship into harbor on return from the Northern California coast. Now known as the Villa Orizaba, this home was soon joined by newly planned subdivisions along Sunset, adjoining Presidio Park, and overlooking the dairy farms and river in Mission Valley. Remodeled in the Craftsman era, the home boasts fabulous fireplaces, nooks and built-ins. Features of the original Victorian can also be seen througout, beginning with the grand staircase that greets you as you come into the main entry.

As always SOHO provides the ham, turkey, and refreshments, we depend on you to bring your favorite dish to share.

The Holiday party is another wonderful benefit of membership.
Date: December 13, 2003 - Time: 4-8:30pm
Address: 2036 Orizaba Street, San Diego
Dress: Festive , its a holiday party!

2003 - Volume 34, Issue 4


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