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Jaye MacAskill
SOHO President's Monthly Message
By Jaye MacAskill
How can you spot a SOHO member? It's not that easy. We're a pretty diverse group of people, but a sure give-away is often a bumper sticker that reads: "The greenest building is the one that is already built." Whenever I see one on the road or in a parking lot, I know I'm in ... Read more
Sustainable Development 
in a Border "Magic Town"
The city of Tecate, Baja California, bordering with the town of the same name in San Diego County, was designated a "Magic Town" in 2012 by Mexico's Secretariat of Tourism. There are 83 Magic Towns and villages in the country. Started in 2001, Pueblos Mágicos ...Read more
Events Calendar
Silent Sundays Film Series continues
at the Adobe Chapel Museum

The Plastic Age (1925)
September 11 · 7:30pm
The Plastic Age, starring Clara Bow, Donald Keith, and Gilbert Roland in his film debut. The film was based on a best-selling novel from 1924 of the same name, written by Percy Marks, a Brown University English instructor who chronicled the life of the fast-set of that university. One of the best of Clara Bow's pre-Paramount vehicles...Read   more
SOHO & Friends Kick off Gill Celebration
SOHO is joining eleven other cultural organizations in San Diego County to celebrate Irving Gill, the architect and his work from September 2016 through March 2017. 

Don't miss SOHO's kickoff weekend, which begins with Milford Wayne Donaldson's lecture, Irving Gill: Architect, Poet & Humanist  on Friday, September 23 at 5pm at First Church of Christ, Scientist, which Gill designed in 1910 in Bankers Hill ...Read  more
Balboa Park Watch
City Council Committee Supports Paid Parking
Balboa Park's grand and iconic entrance across the Cabrillo Bridge offers visitors one of the most breathtaking park entrances in the country. Designed a century ago by the famous New York architect Bertram G. Goodhue, this entry is a carefully planned sequence of stirring sights and experiences that celebrates panoramic natural beauty, art ... Read more
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Documenting the Marston House
Historic Gardens
Recently a team of landscape savvy volunteers from the American Society of Landscape Architects San Diego Chapter and Save Our Heritage Organisation documented the historic gardens at the George White & Anna Gunn Marston House using the federal program known as HALS, Historic American... Read more
Help with the LGBTQ Context Statement

The Planning Department for the City of San Diego held two workshops in late August to get community feedback about theLGBTQ context statement, a project that began earlier this year and will be completed by the end of September....Read    more
Lost & Found: One Winking Elf
It is historic landmark number 239 on the City of San Diego Register of Historical Sites. But one day it simply vanished! Poof! Gone! How does a historic landmark suddenly disappear? 

Historic neon signage is a particularly vulnerable type of cultural resource. What if a new storefront tenant or building owner, not realizing they...Read
La Jolla Workshop Addresses
Universal Accessibility
The La Jolla Historical Society, in collaboration with the California Preservation Foundation, sponsored a workshop on July 23 titled How Bikeable, Walkable and Accessible is La Jolla? Not only was this a free workshop, but some participants were eligible to receive...Read  more
Starlight Bowl Making a Comeback
About 300 volunteers turned out on a Saturday in August to help clean up Starlight Bowl, the 80-year-old outdoor theater in Balboa Park that became well-known for both musical theater and having to stop performances when airplanes headed to Lindbergh Field flew overhead. It has been six years since its last production. A new...Read more
Support Historic Tax Credits Today
The 1970 California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires agencies undertaking building projects to identify environmental impacts and mitigate them when possible. Recently, BAE Urban Economics, a national, award-winning consulting...Read more

As SOHO launches our six-month celebration of the life and work of Irving Gill September 23, we thought you might like to add our special exhibition catalog to your architecture library. Called Irving Gill: Progress & Poetry in Architecture, the lavishly illustrated, over 130-page publication includes essays by Erik Hanson, Paul and Sarai Johnson, and Roy McMakin, with the foreword by Bruce Coons, and introduction by Ann Jarmusch. We have also gathered the most important...Read   more
New Julian Back-Country Antique Trail Map
Leads to SOHO Stores

Summer's winding down, fall is in the air. It's time to start thinking about a drive to San Diego's backcountry. To make the trip even more enjoyable this year, take advantage of the new Julian Back-Country Antique Trail map! It draws attention to some of the antiques and...Read    more
Mission Hills Heritage Historic Home Tour
Saturday, September 24, 11am-4pm
View interiors of six private homes The Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego features a rich variety of early 20th century architectural styles built during the neighborhood's rapid growth. This year, Mission Hills...Read more
Initiatives in Arts and Culture
September 22-25
Marking the 50th anniversary of the gift of the Gamble House to the University of Southern California, IAC's 18th Annual Arts and Crafts Conference revisits Pasadena, and most significantly, some of the most important domestic architecture of the region. For the Movement, the most expressive and representative form of architecture is the house, often defined by a set of...Read  more