January/February 2018
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Alana Coons
Communications Director

Ann Jarmusch

Sandé Lollis
Visual Production Manager

Bobbie Bagel
Maria Curry
Dean Glass
Amie Hayes
Ann Jarmusch
Robin Lakin
Jaye MacAskill

Board of Directors
Jaye MacAskill - President
David Goldberg - V. President
Jessica McGee - Treasurer
John Eisenhart - Secretary
M. Wayne Donaldson
Erik Hanson
Paul Johnson
Nancy Moors
John Rush
Scott Sandel
David Swarens
Kiley Wallace

President's Message
By Jaye MacAskill
Greetings! It is my pleasure to wish you a happy 2018! At SOHO, we are looking forward to a great year ahead with many important goals that we plan to accomplish in the coming months.
SOHO was founded in 1969, and as you may have noticed,...Read  more
City Council Unanimously Upholds Designation of Bungalow Court
The City of San Diego Historical Resources Board (HRB) unanimously designated the Gordon B. Wells Bungalow Court...Read  more
Thank You for Helping
Preserve Tax Credits!
SOHO is grateful to all who called and wrote legislators to help maintain the 20 percent federal Historic Tax Credit! This significant victory in the new tax code means cities and towns in San Diego County and across the country will continue to benefit from this developer-friendly preservation incentive. Thank you for taking timely action on behalf of our historic architecture and...Read   more 
Combating Tijuana's Building Boom

Downtown Tijuana and Colonia Cacho, one of the city's oldest neighborhoods, are losing their historic buildings as apartment buildings are rapidly replacing them. Concerned Tijuanenses, many of them...Read   more 
2017 Designations in Review 
The City of San Diego Historical Resources Board (HRB) designated three new historic districts in 2017: Spalding Place in North Park, South Park, and Valle Vista Terrace in University Heights. We can't recall a year when so many districts came on line. SOHO thanks... Read more
Plein-Air Painters Brush Up on Balboa Park 
The Plein-Air Painters of San Diego (PAPASAN) will fan out around the Marston House, armed with paint brushes, canvas, and easels on Saturday, January 20, 2018 doing what they do best: preserve... Read more
Call for City & Backcountry Museum Docents
Do your New Year's resolutions include doing more for preservation in the community? How about becoming a SOHO docent and giving tours of the Marston House Museum, one of California's... Read more
Heavenly Relief Coming to Adobe Chapel  
Want to attend SOHO's silent movies, but dread the thought of those hard, historic pews at the Adobe Chapel? Well, not to worry. Thanks to a major contribution by a very generous SOHO member, new velvet cushions are being...read more 
A Museum Shop to Watch 
Some exciting changes are in the works for the Whaley House Museum Shop, located in the historic Verna House in Old Town San Diego. The shop will be closed January and February, with museum admissions...Read  more

SOHO Promotes & Supports San Diego's
Historic Community
Four Murals Portraying California 
The Committee of One Hundred, which recently launched a major campaign to restore the remaining 1935-1936 California Pacific International Exposition buildings in Balboa Park's Palisades, has taken a creative step forward. ... Read more
The Starlight Bowl  
Save Starlight and the City of San Diego are working to rehabilitate and re-use the Starlight Bowl which has been closed since 2010. Former SOHO Board member Welton Jones wrote this comprehensive... Read more
The Old Ranches of Borrego
Now is prime hiking season at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, where sometimes overlooked cultural resources have been preserved thanks to George Marston's far-sighted philanthropy in creating the park. The Canyoneers, San Diego Natural... Read more