September/October 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
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

People often ask me, "What can I do to help support SOHO?" I love this question, so I tell them there are many ways, but first, please become a SOHO member! Membership is the essential first step in making a firm commitment to SOHO's mission. If you are reading this message and aren't a member yet, no worries. Becoming a SOHO member is no doubt the quickest and easiest way to demonstrate how much you ...Read  more

Fighting to Save Balboa Park

SOHO sincerely thanks everyone who has been supporting our legal battle to protect and preserve Balboa Park's historic core and landscaping from being permanently scarred by the Plaza de Panama project. We appreciate your showing up at the court...Read  more
Defend Trestles and San Onofre State Beach
A proposed toll road is once again threatening some of last remaining open space of Orange and San Diego counties, habitats of eleven threatened and endangered species, Native American archaeological sites and the world-famous Trestles Beach surf spot and... Read more
City Council Appoints
New Members to the
Historical Resources Board

On August 1, the San Diego City Council confirmed two new members to the Historical Resources Board (HRB), Andrew Bowen and Charlie Colvin. With support from the preservation community, these appointments were approved on the consent agenda and the HRB now has a full complement of members!

Bowen, principal architect at KPA Associates, has served for several years on the Preservation Committee of the ...Read   more
Tijuana's Big Boy: Iconic Hangout Turns 45
The architectural history of Baja California and California is closely linked. Transborder expressions of car culture, from the 1950s to the 1970s, include neon signs, drive-in restaurants, coffee shops, gas stations, motels, and ... Read more
Possible Repeal of Historic Tax Credits for Historic Preservation
The Federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) is under threat of elimination or curtailment during current tax reform discussions.

Between 2002-2016, the rehabilitation of 169 historic buildings in California, with $468M in federal ... Read more
Major Design Honor Should Help Save Gill's Architecture
San Diego architect Irving J. Gill (1870-1936), whom many consider to be the field's founding modernist in this country and possibly Europe, is being honored with the first posthumous Maybeck Award by the American Institute of Architects California Council. This prestigious   honor for lifetime achievement by a California architect is not presented annually, only when merited. ... Read more
Cultural Landscape Report: What it is and Why it Matters for Balboa Park
The original formal entrance to Balboa Park was located at Eighth Avenue and Date Street. But wait...there is no such address? Unfortunately, this entrance disappeared under the ... Read  more

Marston House Reopens to Big Crowds
The stately Marston House Museum was shrouded in scaffolding and hidden behind construction fencing for four long months while the roof and rain gutter system were being replaced. After workers collapsed the scaffolding, hauled away the ... Read more
Two Splendid Stores and Now:
SOHO's New Santa Ysabel Office
When SOHO bought and restored the 1884 Santa Ysabel Store, we knew we wanted it to become our backcountry base to reach more East County residents and visitors. This commitment to preservation outreach in a little-served, rural area has only grown with the store's success and our  subsequent purchase and restoration of the iconic wooden Hoover Barn behind it. Now that the store is open not just weekends but four days a week, Thursday through Sunday, its adobe walls are also sheltering SOHO's new satellite office.  ... Read more
SOHO's Very Special Archtoberfest 2017
October brings the third annual Archtoberfest, a month-long celebration of architecture and design.

In addition to our usual third Sunday architecture tours on October 15, SOHO is partnering with three other organizations for special events. Be sure to save the dates for all 4 events. more

Whaley House Halloween/October Happenings
Full Schedule HERE

October 15 · 6pm | 8pm
A Dream Within a Dream: The Spectre of Edgar Allen Poe Visits Whaley House

Set the mood for Halloween and celebrate America's master of the macabre at the haunted Whaley House historic theater for two riveting performances. Award-winning actor Travis Rhett Wilson will portray the iconic poet and storyteller's more
October 25 · 6pm | 8pm | 10pm
Silent Screams at the  Whaley House

For one terrifying night only, the Whaley House presents a series of seriously scary silent movies just in time for Halloween. San Diego's first commercial theater, within the walls of the historically haunted museum, is a perfectly frightening venue for these classics of horror and suspense. Prepare to be more
Momentum at the Marston House
The new Marston House Museum committee is happily immersed in a major new undertaking to be of lasting value and ongoing impact. We're planning and coordinating a new permanent exhibit with the working title
Remembering the Marstons: The Store, The Family, The Legacy. It will
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SOHO Promotes & Supports San Diego's
Historic Community
September 14 & 15 · 9am
Two important workshops you won't want to miss on historic districts and Modernism hosted by the California Preservation Foundation (CPF). SOHO member discounts.

September 23 · 10am-4pm
Mission Hills Heritage Annual Historic Home Tour