3675 8th Avenue – William S. Hebbard Original Home is a Golden Opportunity

This William S. Hebbard original is a golden opportunity! Located in the heart of Hillcrest, the Blankenburg Residence is rich with the craftsmanship of a master architect (recognized perhaps most for his work with Irving Gill on the Marston House) & the provenance of generations of the fascinating family that made it their home. Over $300K […]

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How to Save Water in Your Home

From the City of San Diego  Most people aren’t aware of how many gallons of water the average household uses each week. In San Diego, a typical household uses around 14 hundred cubic feet (HCF) of water a month (more in the summer, less in the winter.) One HCF of water is equal to 748 […]

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If These Walls Could Talk…

The house welcomed new owners in 1926.  The Taylors would keep it in the family until 1944.  One of these days I will do some research on this family and share tidbits of their history with you.  Work is coming along nicely, we are about six weeks out from final sign-off by the City!  Notice the new […]

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If These Walls Could Talk..

This little house would change hands quite a bit early in its life. The plot thickens sometime in 1924 when the Whitney’s, likely falling on hard times,  transfer ownership to Helyn Trumer Young and then in 1926 she transfers title to Matthews E. Trumer and Myrtle Trumer.  Unfortunately, preliminary research into Helyn’s past leads us to more questions than answers.  It does appears […]

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If These Walls Could Talk

In 1923 Ralph Whitney and his wife Edna purchased the lot and he is listed in the old 1923 directory at the San Diego History Center as living at a nearby address with a profession of “carpenter”.  It is likely that Mr. Whitney built the house as no other builder has been uncovered and it was common in […]

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If These Walls Could Talk

When last we left our little house it was 1923 and she was getting ready for her first official occupants. Let’s take a step back in time for a moment to 1916 when the lot she was built on was purchased by a Mr. J. W. Toland from Bisbee, Arizona. It just so happens that […]

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