Join me on Sunday, March 18th from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM for this special tour of five showcase homes, four of which were designed by master architects G.A. Hanssen, Richard Requa and Frank Mead, Emmor Brooke Weaver, and William Templeton Johnson. Prominent gardens will also be featured.
During the late 19th century, Bankers Hill became one of the city’s most fashionable places to live for bankers and other professionals, hence the name. During the early 20th century, it continued to be a prominent area with a Who’s Who of San Diego as its residents. Because of this massing of wealth and community leaders Bankers Hill has major works by the leading architects, designers, and builders of the day. The highest concentration of Irving Gill homes in the city can be found here along with significant works by Frank Mead, William S. Hebbard, Louis Gill, Frank Mead, Richard Requa, Emmor Brooke Weaver, Hazel Wood Waterman, Quayle Brothers, William Templeton Johnson, and many lesser known, but very talented builders whose collective work make Bankers Hill one of the San Diego communities whose identity still remains uniquely San Diego.
NOTE: Because the tour is in Bankers Hill the natural topography means that several homes have multiple flights of stairs to climb or otherwise steep areas. There is no ADA accessibility, as these are private homes.
To reserve a space in my group and receive a discount on tickets, please contact me by Monday, March 12, 2012.