Historic Homes

Rarely does an opportunity present itself to acquire a piece of La Mesa history, such as the John Mann House, also known historically as the Boyington House. Dr. Mann purchased the land from Dr. J. A. Parks, affectionately known by the locals as Dr. Joe, in February 1913. In 1927 Dr. Mann sold the home […]

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Architecture, historic or otherwise and I have had a very long love affair.  A very one sided love affair, but a love affair none the less.  I love old buildings and the details that went into them, whether they’ve been renovated or they’re falling down around themselves, I can’t help myself, I adore them. Whenever, […]

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The Craftsman Bungalow

February 14, 2012

Little Jewel Boxes   The New Oxford American Dictionary defines Bungalow as a low house, with a broad front porch, having either no upper floor or, upper rooms set in the roof, typically with dormer windows.  The term originated in the late seventeenth century from the Hindi – Bangla  – meaning “belonging to Bengal.” Bengal was a region […]

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