Mission Hills - Heart and Soul Spring Walking Tour
March 14 · 10 am-2 pm
This year's guided walking tour will focus on the original subdivision known as Mission Hills mapped out by local businessman and developer George W. Marston and colleagues in 1908. This was one of the first subdivisions in San Diego to feature contoured streets that matched the rolling topography of the land, which better accommodated a streetcar line, and included a hierarchy of street widths from thoroughfares to side streets. Conceived as an upscale new development designed to accommodate homes in a naturally harmonious setting, this core area eventually lent its name to the larger neighborhood we now call Mission Hills.
Tour participants will walk past diverse architectural styles from the early 20th century, including Arts & Crafts, Prairie style, Spanish Eclectic and other Revival styles. Homes on this year's route vary in sizes from diminutive bungalows and cottages, to larger four squares and even a mansion. Tour guides will share interesting details about the various local builders and architects who designed the homes and the early residents who lived in them. Vintage photos will help tell the story of a neighborhood important to the architectural legacy of San Diego.
Please join us!
Walking tours will depart at 10-15-minute intervals from 10 am to 2 pm and will last up to 60 minutes each. Homemade cookies and refreshments will be served at the end of each tour.
Online HERE (For pick up at will call) $15 for MHH members • $20 for non-members
Purchase Tickets Day of the Event - 9:45am 2055 Sunset Boulevard Checks & Cash only please
For more information or to buy tickets go to http://missionhillsheritage.org/