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Graves/Top Gun House

SOHO has been working with developer Jeremy Cohen of S.D. Malkin Properties, Inc. and the City of Oceanside to find a solution which would allow the retention and restoration of the Graves House as part of Oceanside's much anticipated new ocean front development. The house is known by most people as the "Top Gun House" because of its prominent role in the movie of the same name. It was built in 1887 by Dr. Graves as a vacation home in the newly founded community of Oceanside. As one of the fanciest ocean front Victorian cottages in San Diego County it is now the "last best" existing such house in San Diego County. It is also the best representative of the origins of the city of Oceanside and the development of the town as a vacation and tourist destination that continues today with the new resort planned at this location. We expect to have this outstanding historic resource incorporated as the centerpiece of this project. So far talks have been very encouraging. We will keep you updated as this project goes through the design and environmental process.

2005 - Volume 36, Issue 2


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Lloyd Ruocco, San Diego's Invisible Modernist

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