Arts & Crafts Movement

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Theme of Annual Mission Hills Heritage Lecture Series

“The Arts and Crafts Movement in Mission Hills,” is the theme for the annual lecture series hosted by Mission Hills Heritage (MMH), Saturday, January 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Francis Parker Lower School.

Guest speaker is noted New York architectural historian Leslie Fruedenheim, whose talk will focus on “The West Coast as a Center for Arts & Crafts in the U.S.A.”

Hosted by MMH, the program includes three additional lectures. Ron May, archaeological preservation and consultant, will explore “The Arts and Crafts Homes of Mission Hills,” and Tom Roetker, program events chair, will discuss ““Emmor Brooke Weaver, a San Diego Architect,” who designed many of the homes in the community.  Molly McClain, author of an upcoming book on the Scripps sisters and their influence in San Diego and the Women’s colony in La Jolla at the turn of the last century.

This century-old Craftsman home is one many that were built in San Diego neighborhoods during the early nineteen hundreds. Many such residences happily co-exist today with newer San Diego homes.

Home restoration experts at table top displays will demonstrate techniques for rehabilitation of original window frames, light fixtures, fireplaces and woodwork in older homes. The craftsmen will be available to discuss problems and solutions throughout the event.

MMH is a non-profit organization devoted to preserving the character, charm and historical resources of the Mission Hills community.

Ticket sales are $10 for individuals and $15 for two and begin at 12:30 p.m. on the day of the event at Francis Parker Lower School, 420l Randolph Street in Mission Hills. Refreshments courtesy of Chism Brothers Painting. For more information, visit www. MissionHills or phone (619) 497-1193.

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