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Walking Tour Showcases Midwest Homes in Mission Hills

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Val Sutter

The vast majority of these Prairie homes are large, custom-built two-story residences.

The vast majority of these Prairie homes are large, custom-built two-story residences.

“Prairie Style in Mission Hills” is the topic of Mission Hills Heritage’s Eleventh Annual Walking Tour slated for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 18. The tour will take walkers through several enclaves of Prairie style homes built in Mission Hills between 1910 and 1920. Conceived by architects in the Midwest, this handsome architectural style made its way to Southern California and San Diego just as Mission Hills was becoming a popular neighborhood for new homes.

With strong horizontal lines, low-pitched roofs, wide eaves and broad bands of windows, homes in the style were distinct. Added to the numerous style variants, builders in Mission Hills embellished their prairie homes with favorite features that docents will point out to the walkers.

Many of the homes in Mission Hills were built in high style and the vast majority were large, two-story homes which were mostly custom built for the movers and shakers of early 20th Century San Diego. As we stroll past these homes, docents will share details of the early occupants and their contributions to our then small, but growing city.

Starting point is Espresso Mio at 1920 Fort Stockton in Mission Hills with tours from 1 to 4 p.m. and takes about 90 minutes. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members and can be paid in advance through the website at www.MissionHillsHeritage.com or on day of event at 12:30 p.m.

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