2013 Coronado Historic Home Tour

| May 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mother’s Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This home that is included on the tour has historic charm and original architectural “bones.”

This home that is included on the tour has historic charm and original architectural “bones.”

The annual Coronado Historic Home Tour has become a much-looked-forward-to Mother’s Day tradition, often combined with brunch or an early dinner at one of Coronado’s fine restaurants. This year’s offerings on May 12, promise another very special afternoon. With architectural styles ranging from a Queen Anne built in the late 1800s to a Mid-Century modern, from a stunning Craftsman remodel to a two-story Spanish Revival mansion, all six homes in two different Coronado neighborhoods, are classic examples of others found all around the Enchanted Island. The 2013 Coronado Historic Home Tour will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Sunday, May 12.

All six homes retain their historic charm and original architectural “bones,” but most have been meticulously remodeled, expanded or restored in some fashion. The Queen Anne, built around the time the Hotel del Coronado was constructed, retains its original floors, hardware and woodworking details reminiscent of the Del, and many exotic tree specimens planted by the Hotel’s horticulturist. A 1912 home on the tour was just declared the winner of Coronado’s first-ever GEM (Going-the-Extra-Mile) Award for its remarkable renovation. A 1940s-era photo given to the present owners by a visitor who lived there as a child, inspired them to return the home to its near-original condition.

While admiring the varied architectural and design features of these lovely homes, participants will learn more about the colorful history of Coronado. The purchase of annual Home Tour tickets helps CHA preserve more of that history to share with present and future generations.

Please note that children under 10 are not permitted, and there is limited wheelchair access. Call (619) 435-7242, stop by the Coronado Visitor Center (open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 1100 Orange Avenue) or visit www.CoronadoHistory.org to purchase tickets.


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