The Marston House at the edge of Balboa Park is an excellent example of the Arts and Crafts movement, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed and built in 1905 by William Sterling Hebbard and Irving Gill, it was gifted to the City of San Diego in 1987. In February of 2009 its doors losed to the public - until Save Our Heritage Organisation stepped in, and seemingly overnight invigorated the house museum and gardens with tours, special events, and educational activities. One juror said “It’s magnificent. Walking through the home and wandering on the grounds, you can imagine an idyllic life held by the Marston family.”
- Project Address: 3525 Seventh Avenue, San Diego CA 92103
- Project Owner/ Developer: Save Our Heritage Organization
- Owner Contact Name/ Email: Bruce Coons, bruce.coons@SOHOsandiego.org
- Project Architect/ Designer: William Sterling Hebbard and Irving Gill
Orchid to SOHO for stepping in to keep the Irving Gill-designed Marston House open to the public when the Historical Society had to give up on it. This 1905 building stands on the edge of Balboa Park in beautiful gardens and is a great local example Arts and Crafts architecture. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and not only is it important architecturally but historically in terms of Marston himself as a civic leader and the role he played in the development of San Diego. Show SOHO that their efforts to keep this house available to the citizens of San Diego are appreciated.