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

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Historic Homes, Preservation | 0 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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StillWater Spirits & Sounds Receives Historic/Cultural Preservation Award from Dana Point Chamber of Commerce

Posted by on May 10, 2014 in Preservation, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society nominated StillWater Spirits & Sounds and owner Damian Collins to receive the Historic/ Cultural Preservation Award from the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce.  StillWater received its award at the “State of the City” luncheon on Tuesday, April 29. Pictured from left are Gary Macrides, Orange County Association of Realtors; Lauralyn Loynes, Chair, Dana Point Chamber of Commerce; StillWater...

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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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California Preservation Conference, May 1-3, Report

Posted by on May 18, 2013 in Preservation, Projects, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Pictured: Among  the CPF Conference participants enjoying  the May 1st Journey Through Time tour are:   Left to right: Pamela Harrell, OC Historical Commission Chair; Eric Stovner, Architect; Steve Adamson, OC Historical Commissioner; Liz Bamattre, Tour Speaker, DPHS; Carlos N. Olvera, OC Historical Commissioner; Lynne Yauger,  OC Historical Commissioner: and  Saima Qureshy, Senior Planner, City of Dana Point. Photo by Barbara Johannes,...

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