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Craftsman House Available

1912 Craftsman bungalow at 4020 Falcon Street, originally built by Fred and Mary Griswold was the first and oldest house on the block. Fred owned and operated Empire Lumber Sales and moved to Chula Vista in 1925 renting out the house. The most famous renter was master landscape architect Roland S. Hoyt who lived in the house from 1928-1929, while he worked for George Marston as he landscaped Presidio Park. "A Barren Hill Top Becomes A Park" The Journal of San Diego History (April 1962) Vol.8, Number 2, clearly identifies Hoyt as a significant person to Mission Hills and San Diego.

Interested parties must show the Developer that he/she has the resources to situate the house. The Developer shall pay to move the house to the new site. If no party steps forward to move the house by the time a grading or foundation permit is issued by the City, the house may be demolished. With construction expected to begin in January a prompt response may save this important house from the wreckage. Contact Allen Matkins (619) 235-1531 for more details on obtaining this historic house. For more information about Mission Hills Heritage visit

2005 - Volume 36, Issue 3


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Annual Report

Remember the Alamo

Court Rules

Historical Resources Board - Safe for Now

ASAA Government Affairs Program

Volunteers Make the Difference!

House to be Saved & New Group Formed

Building Ordinance Adopted

Most Endangered List of Historic Resources

Resurrection on El Prado

Courtyards: Intimate Outdoor Rooms by Douglas Keister

Researching James Hubbell

A Beautiful Evening: People in Preservation Awards

SOHO's Annual Meeting: September 24

Glossary of Terms

The Historic Derby-Pendleton House

Meet Victor Santana, Whaley House Head Docent
Volunteerism is at the Heart of the Preservation Movement!!

Found San Diego: Schoolhouse

Craftsman House Available

House by Modernist Architect Gregory Ain Discovered
Don't Miss SOHO's San Diego Modernism Weekend 2005

Strength in Numbers

Lost San Diego

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