“The Dolphin” Celebrates 100 Years as Dana Point’s Oldest Residence

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Historic Homes, Preservation | 2 comments

by Barbara Force Johannes Considered Dana Point’s oldest residence, the Dolph House was built in 1914 before the Panama-California Exposition was held in San Diego the following year and three years before the U.S. entered World War I.  Miss Blanch Dolph commissioned the Los Angeles architectural firm of Walker and Vawter to design her permanent residence.  While the home has been described as Mediterranean with Italian influence, it has...

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Thank you to our October 6, 2013 Home Tour Sponsors!

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Events, Historic Homes | 0 comments

2013 Home Tour Sponsors Founding Sponsor: Dan Raphael, Coldwell Banker, Capistrano Beach Event Sponsor: StillWater Spirits & Sounds   Platinum Sponsor: Dana Point Nursery   Platinum Sponsor: The “O” Club (in Memoriam-Beverly Sels) Golden Sponsors: Elizabeth & Bill Bamattre Regina & Jim Barnes Bonnie & Bob Beeby Mary Beth Buckles, REMAX Signature Services, Dana Point Thomas Burger, Architect Sue...

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President’s Message 2013 September

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Historic Homes, Newsletter, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The release of The Great Gatsby film last May served as a great introduction to our 2013 Home Tour. Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, the film depicts and contrasts the cultural changes in American society in the years after World War I and before the Great Depression. The development of Dana Point in the 1920s was an example of wealthy businessmen investing in the future — a beach community offering resort living to the...

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Dana Point Abounds With New Historic Designations

Posted by on Feb 17, 2013 in Historic Designation Registry, Historic Homes, Preservation, Woodruff Collection | 0 comments

Six new historic designations have recently been approved in Dana Point. Owners Tom Burger, architect, and Ron Jenkins, contractor, have received historic designation for their project at 24531 La Cresta in Dana Point.     It is an original apartment building, built in 1929, by developer S.H. Woodruff.  The owners plan to remodel the four-plex building while still maintaining the historical integrity of each unit. The Dana Point...

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