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SOHO presents the 2004 San Diego Modernism Weekend

October 22, 23, 24

The full weekend schedule will be announced and available on our website at in August. These are just a few highlights of this not to be missed fabulous weekend are listed below.

On Friday, the weekend will open at Marina Village Conference Center, a beautiful waterfront setting on the southern-most tip of Mission Bay in San Diego. The two main conference days are Friday and Saturday. On Saturday, the program offers a full complement of lectures and architectural tours, while the day will end with the evening's event at a spectacular location. On Sunday, October 24th, the weekend culminates with a home tour of five modern masterpieces.

Friday, October 22, & Saturday, October 23
Two days of exciting speakers including icons of Modernism. Lectures include:

  • Images of San Diego with Julius Shulman
  • Southern California Modern Architecture with Dirk Sutro
  • The Subdivisions of San Diego of the 1950's with State Historian James Newland
  • Postwar Contributions to San Diego's Recreational and Resort Architecture with architectural historian Ron May
  • Modern San Diego with architectural historian Keith York
  • Modernism, Looking Over the Shoulder of the Future, Frank Lloyd Wright, Sim Bruce Richards, J. Spencer Lake with architect J. Spencer Lake
  • The Work of Richard Neutra with Leo Marmol, principal of Marmol Radziner & Associates AIA
  • A Conversation with the Masters: Modern Architects of San Diego An in-depth Q&A with four of San Diego's Master architects

Friday & Saturday evening parties:
These special evening affairs are held at private sites designed by master architects. With special guests from throughout Southern California, fine wine and hors d'oeuvres, these parties make for the hottest ticket in town. Attendance is limited and by reservation only.

Saturday - Mobile Modernism
Exclusive architectural tours span San Diego County. Tours will be led by architects and architectural historians. These field sessions are exceptional opportunities to visit historic sites and projects.

Included are:

  • Craig Ellwood
  • John Lloyd Wright
  • J. Herbert Brownell
  • R.M. Schindler
  • Henry Hester
  • Homer Delawie

Sunday Home Tour - Mission Hills
Mission Hills is renowned for its Craftsman and Spanish Revival architecture, but nestled in its canyons are some of San Diego's greatest Modern treasures including designs by Homer Delawie, Liebhart and Weston, Paul McKim, Lloyd Ruocco and others.

Prices shown for SOHO members and non-members
Lectures: $15 & $20
Mobile modernism tours: $25 & $30
Evening events: prices to be announced
Sunday historic home tour: $25 & $30

Tickets purchased on the day of the tours and lectures are subject to availability, and there will be an additional $5 charge.

Please note: most events sold out last year. Early reservations are strongly suggested.

San Diego's premier architecture and historic design source, the SOHO Museum shop will be on site throughout the weekend.

2004 - Volume 35, Issue 3


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SOHO Takes Leadership Role

Disposable World

San Diego's Un-Recovered Past Obliterated & Forever Lost

The Event of the Season

People In Preservation Award Winners

Coronado Ordinance Scores a Victory for Local Historic Preservation
Designation of Coronado Railroad to be Appealed

SOHO's Dedication to Preservation

Eleven Most Endangered Historic Resources

Another Save!!!

New Resources in the California Room

Meet Summer Intern Stephanie Gordin

Chris Ownby

Whaley House Educational Series


A Home Run for Preservation

2004 Annual Membership Meeting

Annual Call for Board of Director Nominations

The Whaley House Interior Restoration

The Verna House Restoration

The SOHO Museum Shop Reopens

A Guide to Modern San Diego

San Diego Modernism Weekend

SOHO Museum Shop at the Whaley House

Strength in Numbers

Lost San Diego

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