Seeley Stables Museum

Seeley Stable was a “well built and sturdy” two-story, square-sided, shingle-roofed barn used to stable horses and house stagecoaches. It was probably the first structure …

McConaughy House

Featuring decorative Eastlake brackets, a low-pitched roof and a bay window, this house was built in 1887 by John McConaughy. Born in 1809, he came …

The San Diego Union Building

This prefabricated wood-frame structure probably arrived from the East Coast by ship in 1851. The building was reassembled in Old Town San Diego. In 1868, …

History Selects: A Grave Concern

Originally published in Journal of the California Missions Foundation. Written by Paul G. Chace Introduction Father Junipero Serra’s heart carried a grave concern, a personal …

Burton House

Burton House Pediments and dentil cornices, attributed to classic sources, mark this 1893 Classic Revival house. It was built during a trend that began to …

Bushyhead House

Bushyhead House. Built by early San Diego County Sheriff and newspaper owner Edward Wilkerson (Ned) Bushyhead, this 1887 Italianate style house combines double doors with …

Casa de Aguirre

Casa de Aguirre In 1853, Don Jose Antonio Aguirre builds one of the first houses in Old Town San Diego, the Casa de Aguirre. Don …

La Casa de Estudillo

Home to one of the state’s most distinguished 19th century families, La Casa de Estudillo was San Diego’s social and religious center during the Mexican …

Temple Beth Israel (1889)

Temple Beth Israel San Diego’s first synagogue was built by Congregation Beth Israel in 1889 in the Classic Revival style. The temple also served as …

Sherman-Gilbert House (1887)

Sherman-Gilbert House (1887) This house was built and first owned by John Sherman, cousin of General William Tecumseh Sherman. The “widow’s walk” and circular window are …

McCoy House (1869)

Originally built in 1869, the McCoy House is the reconstructed wood-frame residence of Sheriff James McCoy and his wife Winnifred. McCoy came to San Diego …

Christian House (1889)

This graceful residence was constructed by Harfield Timberlake Christian, founder of an early San Diego abstract company. It is built in a popular late Victorian …