2009 Historic Home Tour
Mission Hills Heritage featured homes of South Mission Hills in the 5th Annual Historic Home Tour. Each year Mission Hills Heritage highlights a unique set of homes that represents the great richness and diversity of our community. While home tours in recent years have focused on North Mission Hills, South Mission Hills has just as many splendid homes and as rich and interesting a history.
The South Mission Hills area was farmland at the turn of the 20th century. With views to the south of San Diego Bay, Point Loma, and the new downtown, the area attracted many well-known architects and builders who were interested in taking advantage of the beautiful setting. The result is an area with a rich variety of great architecture.
This year's tour showcased six South Mission Hills homes ranging in style from Craftsman to Mission Revival, Spanish Eclectic, Spanish Revival, and early Modernist. These homes were built as early as 1904 and as late as 1931 and are great examples of the popular building styles of the early 20th century. They showcase the craftsmanship and the unique styles of the custom home builders and owners of the era.
Tour attendees had an opportunity to view great original bathrooms, built-in details, and excellent examples of home preservation, making this a fantastic tour. For the first time, in addition to these six homes, the Mission Hills Heritage Historic Home Tour included a peek inside an authentic period bungalow court in Mission Hills.
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