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“Mission Hills Architecture in the Roaring Twenties”

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

 Mission Hills Heritage 15th Annual Historic Home Tour

Join Mission Hills Heritage on Saturday, September 21, 2019, for its 15th Annual Historic Home Tour. This year’s theme is “Mission Hills Architecture in the Roaring Twenties” and the tour will include eight homes in various styles built during the 1920s.

Guests will explore both the exteriors and interiors of the homes. Docents will provide historical details regarding the homes, the people who lived in them, and answer questions.

The 1920s was a dynamic period. World War I had recently ended and the troops were heading home. The economy was booming and money was flowing. The Roaring Twenties, as the decade came to be known, was abuzz with jazz, flappers, and prohibition. Single-family housing boomed across the country and Mission Hills was teeming with development, including the introduction of numerous architectural styles: Tudor and Storybook, French and English Eclectic, and Italian Renaissance. Dominating the later 1920s were Spanish Eclectic and related styles. Homes ranged from humble cottages, and as fortunes grew, to lavish estates. The 1929 economic collapse brought on the Great Depression, ending the surge of construction.

This year’s tour will provide a sampling of the architecture from the 1920s in one extraordinary San Diego neighborhood. Represented styles will include Tudor Revival from the early part of the decade and several iterations of Spanish Revival and Spanish Eclectic from later in the decade. Details about the homes’ early owners and occupants will provide color and context to this exciting era.

As always, complimentary refreshments will be provided, including Mission Hills Heritage’s now famous homemade cookies with lemonade. 

Advance tickets to the Home Tour are highly recommended and may be purchased online. To save $5 on each ticket, purchases must be completed before noon on September 20th. Day-of-tour tickets are $30 for members and $35 for non-members. 

Homes may be viewed in any order and will open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Will Call and ticket sales will be conveniently located, opening at 9:30 a.m. and closing at 2:30 p.m. Only cash and checks will be accepted on tour day. For online tickets and information about Mission Hills Heritage, including membership, please visit: www.MissionHillsHeritage.org.

Located on Pine Street, this house incorporates 1920s’ Spanish Eclectic, with lots of personality and special nuances.

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