List of San Diego Historical Landmarks in La Jolla
This is a List of San Diego Historical Landmarks in La Jolla. In 1967, the City of San Diego established a Historical Resources Board with the authority to designate and protect the city's landmark buildings and structures. In total, the city has designated more than 850 structures or other properties as historical landmarks. This list includes details on the 106 San Diego Historical Landmarks located in the La Jolla and Torrey Pines areas. Four of the properties have also received recognition at the federal level by inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places and one—the George H. Scripps Memorial Marine Biological Laboratory—by designation as a National Historic Landmark.
The sites designated as landmarks include numerous structures designed by early Modern architect Irving Gill. Also included is the Torrey Pines Area and several sites connected to La Jolla's long association with scientific research, including the George H. Scripps Memorial Marine Biological Laboratory and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
|SDHL #||Landmark name||Image||Address||Designation Date||Description|
|10||Torrey Pines Area||Torrey Pines State Reserve
||11/21/1969||Coastal park remains one of the wildest stretches of land (8 km²) on the Southern California coast; consists of a plateau with cliffs that overlook Torrey Pines State Beach, and a lagoon used by migrating seabirds|
|79||La Jolla Women's Club||715 Silverado St.
||3/2/1973||Clubhouse building designed by Irving Gill and built in 1914|
|84||Green Dragon Colony Site||1258-1274 Prospect St.
||7/6/1973||Group of 12 coastal cottages built by German immigrant Anna Held Heinrich; became an artists colony; the remaining four cottages were demolished in 1991|
|86||La Jolla Recreational Center||615 Prospect St.
||9/7/1973||Built in 1915 by Ellen Browning-Scripps and dedicated that same year to the City of San Diego for the children of La Jolla; designed by Irving Gill|
|101||Red Roost and Red Rest||1187 and 1179 Coast Blvd.
||1/3/1975||Built in 1894, oldest surviving examples of late-Victorian beach cottage architecture; also known as the Neptune and Cove Tea Room; vacant since the 1980s and subject of controversy over "demolition by neglect"; Red Rest burned in November 2020.|
|102||Tyrolean Terrace Colony||1290-1298 Prospect St.
||2/7/1975||Built in 1911; demolished in 1975 to make room for Coast Walk Shopping Center|
|108||Pottery Canyon Park||2725 Torrey Pines Rd.
||2/6/1976||Five small structures; three built on park land in 1928, other two on private land|
|117||El Pueblo Ribera||230-248 Gravilla St.; 231-309 Playa del Sur
||2/4/1977||Pueblo Revival structures built in 1923, designed by architect Rudolph Schindler|
|119||George H. Scripps Memorial Marine Biological Laboratory||8602 La Jolla Shores Dr.
||5/6/1977||Oldest oceanographic research building in continuous use in the United States built in 1909, as part of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the nation's first oceanographic institute founded in 1903|
|128||Heritage Place La Jolla||7212 La Jolla Blvd.
||7/7/1978||Structure built in 1917 by Horace E. Rhoads; moved in 1928 from 1044-1046 Wall St.|
|133||Galusha B. Grow Cottage||484 Arenas St.||2/16/1979||Cottage built in 1895, moved to Heritage Place from 7831 Ivanhoe Ave. in Dec. 1979|
|164||La Jolla Fire Station Engine Company 13||7877 Herschel Ave.
||6/30/1982||Built in 1913; associated with Harold Abrams|
|166||Wisteria Cottage||780 Prospect St.
||8/25/1982||Cottage built in 1904; remodeled in 1907 by Irving Gill|
|179||George Kautz House||7753 Draper Ave.
||9/28/1983||House built in 1913; associated with Irving Gill; addition allowed at rear in 1984|
|181||The Little Hotel by the Sea||8045 Jenner St.
||11/30/1983||Built 1924-1925; additions in 1928 and 1939; associated with architect Thomas Shepherd|
|204||La Valencia Hotel||1132 Prospect St.
||1/14/1987||Built in 1909; originally called Cabrillo Hotel and renamed La Valencia West; remodeled in 1959; addition permitted in 1987|
|212||Casa de Manana-Casa Madre||849 Coast Blvd.
||12/2/1987||Built in 1924; associated with architect Edgar Ulrich|
|213||Casa de Manana||722, 809, 825 Coast Blvd.
||12/2/1987||Built in 1924; associated with architect Edgar Ulrich; approval granted to demolish structures at 809 and 825 Coast Blvd.|
|226||Morgan-Larkins-Marrone Residence||7149 & 7150 Monte Vista Ave.
||5/25/1988||English Tudor Revial house built in 1931 and 1935; designed by Edgar Ulrich|
|228||La Jolla Public Library||1006 Wall St.
||7/27/1988||Built in 1921; associated with William Templeton Johnson|
|229||The Athenaeum||1008 Wall Street||7/27/1988||Built in 1956; associated with William Lumpkins|
|230||Parker Office Building||7917 Girard Ave.
||7/27/1988||Built 1928-1930; associated with Thomas Shepherd; interior remodeled|
|234||Scripps Memorial Hospital and Clinic||464, 476 Prospect St.
||4/26/1989||Built 1924-1928; designed by Louis Gill; designated structures include Scripps Building, 1918 - first structure used as a clinic; Copley Building added 1949-1951|
|286||Dr. Rodes House-Brockton Villa||1235 Coast Boulevard||8/22/1990||Built 1894; companion structure to Red Roof & Red Roost|
|288||Coast Walk Trail and Devil's Slide Footbridge||Coast Walk Trail||8/22/1990||Located between Cave St. and Torrey Pines Rd.; trail renovated in 1931|
|294||Colonial Inn Project Sites||915, 921, 925, 927 Coast Boulevard||1/30/1991|
|295||Mount Soledad Park and Memorial Cross||Soledad Road
||8/22/1990||Became a public park in August 1916|
|304||Salk Institute for Biological Studies||10010 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
||2/27/1991||Research institute founded in 1960 by Jonas Salk; Modernist campus designed by Louis Kahn|
|314||Martha Kinsey Residence||1624 Ludington Lane||3/25/1992||House built in 1937; associated with Lilian Rice|
|315||Torrey Pines Gliderport||South of Torrey Pines Golf Course and Torrey Pines St. Pk.; west of Torrey Pines Scenic Dr.||8/26/1992||Glider airport established in 1928 and used by aviation pioneers including Charles A. Lindbergh and Woodly Brown; U.S. Army cadets trained here during WWII|
|317||Easton-Mertz House||1525 Torrey Pines Road||4/28/93||House built from 1910–1911, designed by Emmor Brooke Weaver; designation rescinded in 1995 to allow house to be moved to Poway|
|324||Bentham Hall at The Bishop's School||7607 La Jolla Blvd||7/27/1994||Structure at The Bishop's School built in 1910, designed by Irving Gill with assistance from Louis Gill|
|327||Darlington House||7441 Olivetas Avenue||7/26/1995||Mediterranean style house built in 1925, associated with architects Herbert Palmer, Richard Requa and Thomas Shepherd|
|347||Prospect View/Redwood Hollow||244-254 Prospect Street||9/24/1997||Example of La Jolla bungalow cottage court vacation retreat|
|353||The Bishop's School||7607 La Jolla Blvd||2/15/1998||Designated elements include Scripps Hall (Irving Gill, 1910–11), Gilman Hall (Irving Gill and Louis Gill, 1916), St. Mary's Chapel (Carleton Winslow, 1916), The Tower (Carleton Winslow, 1930), Wheeler J. Bailey Library (Carleton Winslow, 1935), garden sall on Prospect St. and La Jolla Blvd.|
|357||The Bishop's School Historic District||7607 La Jolla Blvd||5/27/1998||Designated structures include Bentham Hall (Irving Gill, 1910), Scripps Hall (Irving Gill, 1910–11), Gilman Hall (Irving Gill and Louis Gill, 1916), St. Mary's Chapel (Carleton Winslow, 1916), The Tower (Carleton Winslow, 1930), Wheeler J. Bailey Library (Carleton Winslow, 1935), Garden Wall on Prospect St., and Trees planted before 1935|
|357||Surf Shack at Windansea Beach||6800 Neptune Place||5/27/1998||Palm shelter built in 1947 by surfers returning from WWII; oldest continuously used shelter of its kind on West Coast|
|364||Geranium Cottage||830 Kline Street||8/26/1998||Craftsman style cottage built in 1904 for Dr. and Mrs. Edward Howard; originally located at 503 Prospect St. and moved in 1914|
|368||Oxley House||9302 La Jolla Farms Road||9/23/1998||California Modern style house built in 1958, designed by Richard Neutra; one of only two Neutra houses in San Diego|
|375||Dr. Martha Dunn Corey Residence||494 Arenas St.||3/24/1999||Victorian house built in 1909 for Dr. Martha Dunn Corey, moved from 7520 Draper Ave in 2003|
|380||Cave Store & Professor Shultz' Tunnel Leading to the Sunny Jim Cove||1325 Cave Street||4/28/1999||Vernacular commercial structure built 1902-1912 by Prof. Gustav Schultz; remodeled to current appearance in 1920s by Josephine Seaman|
|386||Carey Crest-El Paradon Seacliffe House||1369 Coast Walk||7/22/1999||Structure built 1900-1901|
|390||Spindrift Archaeological Site||1900 Spindrift Drive||9/23/1999||Archeological site known as the Spindthrift Site; site of settlement by San Dieguito Native Americans; contains finds dating from 965-1645 A.D.|
|396||Gordon-Hooper Archeological Site||2504 Ellentown Road||10/28/1999||Archeological site first identified in the 1930s and located on Scripps Estate site|
|413||Kenyon Residence||750 Bonair Place||4/27/2000||Architectural application of adobe brick construction in modern style; appeal to City Council overturned designation in June 2000|
|416||Violetta Horton Speculation House #1||7445 Hillside Drive||4/27/2000||Ranch style house built in 1935, designed by architect Clifford May|
|417||Violetta Horton Speculation House #2||7447 Hillside Drive||4/27/2000||Ranch style house built in 1935, designed by architect Clifford May|
|431||Grace Scripps Johanson||1540 Virginia Way||7/27/2000||Colonial Revival style house built in 1937, designed by architect William Field Staunton, Jr.|
|432||Judkins/J.L. Wright House||1700 Torrey Pines Road||8/24/2000||Modern style house built in 1946, designed by John Lloyd Wright|
|433||Devanney Residence||1341 Park Row||9/28/2000||American Craftsman style house built c. 1905|
|447||La Jolla Reading Room||7590 Draper Avenue||10/26/2000||Folk Victorian structure built in 1898; originally located at NE corner of Girard Ave. and Wall St.|
|449||Dolly's House||7857 Eads Avenue||10/26/2000||Spanish Revival house built in 1930|
|463||LaCrosse House||1261-1263 Cave Street||4/26/2001||Victorian Stick and American Craftsman style house built in 1900|
|473||Scripps Estates Archeological Site||2484 Ellentown Rd.||7/26/2001||Archeological site with prehistoric significance for burials and artifacts|
|480||Smith-Sirigo House||6309 Hartley Drive||8/3/2001||Spanish eclectic style house built in 1937|
|498||Erling Rhode Residence||7245 Eads Ave.||10/25/2001||Craftsman cottage built in 1912|
|502||Adams Residence-La Canada||754 La Canada||10/25/2001||Spanish Colonial Revival house built in 1929|
|503||Fuelscher House||7300-7304 Eads Avenue||10/25/2001||Monterey eclectic style house built in 1929|
|508||Fleet-Rice-Hoyt House||7667 Pepita Way||12/20/2001||Monterey style house built 1936–1937, designed by architect Lilian Jenette Rice|
|514||Mabel Scruggs/Thomas L. Shepherd House||7055 Vista Del Mar||4/25/2002||Ranch style house built in 1940, designed by architect Thomas Shepherd|
|520||Casa de la Paz-The Dunes||325-333 Dunemere Drive||5/23/2002||Spanish eclectic style house built in 1922|
|521||A.W. Woods House||1917 Soledad Avenue||5/23/2002||Craftsman bungalow built in 1913|
|528||Dr. Harold C. & Frieda Daum Urey/Russell Forester House||7890 Torrey Lane||7/25/2002||California Ranch style house built in 1954, designed by architect Russell Forester|
|542||Elizabeth Starr House||7115 Olivetas Ave.||9/26/2002||Tudor Revival house built in 1928|
|545||Col. John Wretts & Helen Cecilia Hannay House||1414 Virginia Way||9/26/2002||Folk Victorian style house with Craftsman and Colonial Revival influences; built in 1907|
|552||Harry Okey House||5732 Bellevue Avenue||10/24/2002||Spanish eclectic house built in 1929|
|560||Henry and May Turner/Herbert Mann-Thomas Shepherd House||391 Via del Norte||11/22/2002||Spanish eclectic house built in 1928, designed by architects Herbert J. Mann and Thomas Shepherd|
|570||William T. MacDonald/Richard Requa House||7374 Romero Dr.||2/27/2003||Spanish eclectic house built in 1933, designed by architect Richard Requa|
|587||Mittie Churcher House||1265 Park Row||5/22/2003||English cottage variant of Tudor Revival home built in 1922|
|596||Carlos Tavares/Herbert Mann House||6425 Muirlands Dr.||6/26/2003||Spanish eclectic house built c. 1931|
|615||Richard Olney/Sim Bruce Richards House||1644 Crespo Dr.||9/25/2003||Modern house built in 1954|
|622||James and Caroline Whittlesey/Robert Farquhar House||7728 Lookout Dr.||9/25/2003||French eclectic house built in 1937|
|624||Esther Morrison House||715 La Canada||9/25/2003||Spanish eclectic Monterey style house built in 1928|
|630||Katharine Smith/Thomas Shepherd House||6019 Avenida Cresta||10/23/2003||French eclectic house with Mediterranean influences built in 1929|
|638||Spindthrift Archeological Site #2||1876 Torrey Pines Rd.||11/21/2003||Archeological site|
|639||Myrtle Parker Swain House||247 Westbourne St.||11/21/2003||Spanish eclectic style house built in 1929|
|678||Williams Scripps Kellogg House||7865 El Paseo Grande||8/26/2004||Ranch house built in 1938|
|679||Violetta Horton/Cliff May Spec House #3||7477 Hillside Dr.||8/26/2004||Ranch house built in 1935, designed by architect Cliff May|
|688||R. W. Gillespie House||6425 Electric Ave.||9/23/2004||Spanish eclectic style house built in 1929|
|689||Lester Palmer/Herbert Mann & Thomas Shepherd House||6751 Muirlands Dr.||9/23/2004||Spanish eclectic style house built in 1927, designed by architects Herbert Mann and Thomas Shepherd|
|692||Florence Palmer House||360 Fern Glen||10/28/2004||English cottage built in 1929 (National Register eligible)|
|693||George and Ruth Glendon/Edgar Ullrich House||1006 Muirlands Dr.||10/28/2004||Spanish eclectic style house built in 1928, designed by architect Edgar Ullrich|
|702||Mansfield and Katherine Mills House||7105 Country Club Dr.||3/24/2005||Modern style house built in 1958, designed by architect Dale Naegle|
|708||F.M. Sheppard Duplex and House Rentals||1046, 1049-1051 Coast Blvd.||4/28/2005||Craftsman, shingle-style structures built in 1911|
|710||Lowry McClanahan/Thomas Shepherd House||7716 Lookout Dr.||5/26/2005||Colonial Revival house built in 1937, designed by architect Thomas Shepherd|
|731||Violetta Lee Horton Spec House #4||7575 Hillside Dr.||9/22/2005||One-story modern hacienda house built in 1935, designed by architect Clifford May|
|740||Edgar Ullrich House||1745 Kearsarge Rd.||1/26/2006||Tudor style house built in 1925, designed by architect Edgar Ullrich|
|757||Louise and Thomas Rothwell/Thomas Shepherd House||7811 Hillside Dr.||6/22/2006||Spanish eclectic house built in 1927, designed by Thomas Shepherd|
|759||Uriah and Clara Barkey House||8265 Paseo del Ocaso||6/22/2006||Spanish eclectic house built in 1929, one of the Seven Sisters|
|763||Ada Black/Herbert Mann and Thomas Shepherd House||7781 Hillside Dr.||7/27/2006||Spanish eclectic house built in 1927, designed by Herbert Mann and Thomas Shepherd|
|767||F. Lisle Morgan Spec House #1||7144 Monte Vista Ave.||7/27/2006||Spanish eclectic house built in 1930|
|768||Frank and Gloria Compton/John Lloyd Wright House||7840 E. Roseland Dr.||8/24/2006||Modern style house built in 1948, designed by John Lloyd Wright|
|782||Wheeler Bailey/Irving Gill House||7964 Princess St.||9/28/2006||Craftsman and International style house built in 1907, designed by Irving Gill|
|805||Howard and Maude Brown House||7126 Monte Vista Ave.||3/22/2007||Spanish eclectic house built in 1929|
|812||Marie Louise Biggar/Herbert J. Mann House||409 Dunemere Dr.||4/26/2007||Pueblo Revival style house built in 1923, remodeled in 1931; designed by architect Herbert J. Mann|
|813||Spindthrift Archeological Site #3||1905 Spindthrift Dr.||5/24/2007|
|818||Hazel Weir/Dennstedt Company House/Spindthrift Archeological Site #4||1857 Viking Way||6/28/2007||Spanish eclectic Monterey style house built in 1935|
|827||Harold and Charlotte Muir House||1205 Muirlands Dr.||7/26/2007||Spanish eclectic house built in 1928, designed by Edgar Ulrich|
|829||Philip Barber/Herbert Mann and Thomas Shepherd Spec House #1||359 Sea Lane||8/23/2007||Tudor style house built in 1928, designed by architects Thomas Shepherd and Herbert Mann|
|830||Charles D. and Laura K. Larkins House||347 Dunemere Dr.||8/23/2007||Colonial house with Spanish influences built in 1931|
|833||Karsten and Susan Joehnk/Thomas Shepherd House||6101 Avenida Cresta||8/23/2007||Spanish eclectic house built in 1928 designed by Edgar Ulrich; remodeled in 1979 with design by Thomas Shepherd|
|842||Leon Beatty Spec House #1||307 La Canada||11/8/2007||Ranch house with French Revival influences built in 1949|
|849||Cassius & Kate Peck/Thomas Shepherd House||620 Via Del Norte||11/29/2007||Ranch minimal traditional house built in 1948; designec by Thomas Shepherd|
|854||Clyde and Arabelle Hufbauer House||1821 Torrey Pines Rd.||1/24/2008||Post and beam modern house built in 1952|
|858||Casa Del Horizonte||7417-7427 Olivetas Ave.||3/27/2008||Contemporary style bungalow built in 1947|
|866||H.R. and Olga McClintock/Herbert Palmer and Milton Sessions House||7755 Sierra Mar Dr.||5/22/2008||Spanish eclectic style house built in 1927; designed by Herbert Palmer|
- National Register of Historic Places listings in San Diego County
- List of San Diego Historic Landmarks in the Point Loma and Ocean Beach areas
- List of San Diego Historic Landmarks (1-150)
- Numbers are as designated in the San Diego Municipal Ordinance. Blue colors represent higher designations as National Historic Landmarks and listing on the National Register of Historic Places; yellow represents sites that are San Diego Historic Landmarks without a higher designation. No color represents delisted monuments.
- "Historical Landmarks Designated by the San Diego Historical Resources Board" (PDF). City of San Diego.
- Various sources cited in articles, retrieved on various dates.
- Kucher, Karen (November 8, 2020). "Future uncertain for cottages". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
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