November/December 2017
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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

This being 2017's final edition of SOHO's Our HeritageeNews. I want to be among the early birds wishing you and your loved ones meaningful and happy holidays! 

Please watch your physical and virtual mailbox for SOHO's End of Year Campaign letter, which outlines major accomplishments of 2017. I guarantee you will be astonished by how
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In Memoriam Beth Montes (1965-2007)
It's been ten years since we lost Beth Montes, beloved SOHO president, to pancreatic cancer on October 29, 2007. Many of us who knew and worked with her miss her intelligence, kind heart, and passion for preservation every day. As SOHO's... Read more

The 30th Annual
Most Endangered List of
Historic Resources

Save Our Heritage Organisation's 2017 Most Endangered List reveals the alarming and persistent neglect of historic buildings and sites throughout San Diego County. The 30th annual list includes 10 significant landmarks and cultural landscapes that are threatened with demolition or irreparable damage by development...Read  more
South Park  District

After two long decades, the South Park Historic District in Golden Hill is finally official! Applause greeted the Historical Resources Board's unanimous vote in favor of the designation on October 26. 

With a period of significance from 1906 through 1949, the 300-building district is...Read
Rescuing San Diego's Oldest House
You may have read a recent Logan Jenkins column in The San Diego Union-Tribunethat describes SOHO's involvement in an exciting new preservation venture for Casa de Carrillo at Presidio Hills Golf Course. We had not announced this project yet... Read more
Hoover Barn Designation
SOHO's own Hoover Barn in Santa Ysabel was unanimously designated by the San Diego County Historical Sites Board on October 16, 2017. The circa 1895 barn makes a significant contribution to regional history through its close... Read more
Portuguese Chapel Designation Dedication
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places last February, the  Portuguese Chapel  was dedicated with a plaque noting this prestigious status on September 16, 2017. With the Point Loma street of Avenida de Portugal closed for the dedication, members of the United Portuguese Sociedade do Espírito Santo (UPSES) celebrated this exciting accomplishment. Adding their congratulatory remarks were also San Diego Mayor ... Read  more
Remembering the 1985 Earthquake in
Mexico City
With the recent devastating earthquakes in Mexico, I'm haunted by memories of what happened 32 years ago in my hometown, Mexico City. In 1985, a major earthquake damaged thousands of buildings there... Read more
Preservation Tour Inspires Chula Vista High School Students
In September, SOHO partnered with Andrés Pérez, a Chula Vista High Tech High humanities instructor, to bring 50 students on a guided tour of Old Town that also illustrated the importance of protecting and preserving San Diego's cultural... Read more

SOHO Gift Cards Add Meaning, Value, and Fun
Help save San Diego's past this holiday season when you make a present of a Save Our Heritage Organisation gift card. Our attractive, new gift cards are a great way to save yourself the hassle of trying to pick out a gift your recipient will ... Read more
Warner-Carrillo Stagecoach Rides
The Butterfield Overland stage transported thousands of passengers across the United States years prior to the Civil War as California's first regular overland stage connection with St. Louis. Here is your opportunity to experience a rare event, a stagecoach ride through history. Your adventure begins at the historic Warner-Carrillo Ranch House Museum. Built... Read more
Step into a Whaley Family Victorian Christmas
Enjoy the warmth and beauty of the holiday season at the Whaley House, beginning December 1, where the halls will be decked in festive finery and you can enjoy the spirit of Victorian-era Christmas with special self-guided more
A Christmas Carol Like You've Never Seen It Before

If you saw Travis Rhett Wilson perform his one-man Edgar Allan Poe show at the Whaley House in October, then you're probably already reaching for the link below to buy tickets for A Christmas Carol. After the acclaimed actor hauntingly inhabited Poe and the audience also toured the Whaley House, enthusiastic ...Read  more
Keeping a Tasty Tradition Alive
Even though Marston's Department Store has been gone for well over 50 years, many nostalgic reminders of its legacy live on in the memories of wistful San Diegans. One such reminder is the delicious coconut cream pie served in Marston's Tea Room, the lovely restaurant on the sixth floor of the downtown... Read more

SOHO Promotes & Supports San Diego's
Historic Community
12th Annual Historic
Home Tour

La Mesa Historical Society presents its 12th Annual Home Tour on Saturday November 4th, 2017. The La Mesa Historical Society is proud to showcase six amazing homes in the rural suburban neighborhood of La Mesa Highlands.  Read more
Governor's Awards Honor Three from San Diego
Author Maria E. Garcia, Native American Archaeological Monitor Carmen Lucas, and the Maritime Museum of San Diego are receiving Governor's Historic Preservation Awards on November 2 in Sacramento. San Diego is home to three of the eight people and projects Governor Jerry Brown is saluting in his final group of honorees.... Read more
Lemon Grove Historical Society
The Lemon Grove Historical Society recently launched an impressive new and suitably lemony website. They generously include a page describing SOHO and two other large preservation organizations they work with as "worthy of applause." The other two are the Congress of History of San Diego and Imperial Counties and the San Diego History... Read  more