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Tecate Depot Mystery Solved

In October of 2003 SOHO posted a reward of $250.00 for anyone who could prove beyond a shadow of a doubt who the architect was on the Tecate Depot and the year of construction.

Two architects were suspects; Eugene Hoffman who has a vast body of work involving John D. Spreckels, the Hotel Del Coronado, etc.; and John Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright who also commanded a great body of work predominately residential. Historians on both sides of the border were stymied on this one. SOHO received many theories but none that could be proven.

San Diego Archeologist Susan Walters was working on an unrelated project when she came upon a San Diego Union article about the Tecate Depot and its architect William H. Wheeler!! Thanks to Susan's sharp eye a major mystery is solved.

2004 - Volume 35, Issue 2


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Coronado Railroad Appeal of Designation, Lawsuit Goes Forward


Beyond Left and Right Field

Historic Preservation and Transportation Agencies Find Common Ground to Safeguard America's Heritage

Her - i - tage

Milford Wayne Donaldson Appointed as State Historic Preservation Officer

Tecate Depot Mystery Solved

Did You Know?

Ladies and Gentlemen of the 1860s - Clothing & Culture

Grants & Donations to the Whaley House

Volunteer Today at the Whaley House

Gifts of Real Estate to SOHO

Spanish Revival Addition Enlivens Annual Craftsman Weekend

Hillcrest Medical Center

INCENTIVES! Cliffs Notes for Tax Credits

Join Us for the James Hubbell Homes Tour

ModCom Update

Letter to the Editor

The Joys of Being a Docent at
SOHO Home Tours

Mission Hills Walking Tour

Free "Arch in the Park" Family Event

A Search for San Diego Courtyards

The Mission Hills Garden Club

Old House Fair 2004

The Repair of Historic Wooden Windows

Strength in Numbers

Lost San Diego

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