The Heart of Kensington - Neighborhood Preservation Advocacy
The Landmarked Homes of Kensington Tour

Saturday, May 17, 2008 from 10 AM to 4 PM

Our first annual landmarked homes tour showcased some of the finest historically designated and conserved homes in the Kensington community of San Diego, one designed by Master Architect Richard Requa.

Beautiful homes and their designers were showcased via an “open house” format, and tour participants had the opportunity to see some of the city’s oldest planned residential projects from the inside out, meet with historians, explore Kensington, and discover design ideas that inspire San Diego living.

Did you know that thirty-four homes in Kensington have been designated by the City of San Diego Historical Resources Board as historic?  The owners of several of these landmarked historic homes generously agreed to open their homes for a rare look at some of the master built and best preserved houses in all of San Diego!

Included on the self-guided tour was the Kensington Heights 1931 Forbes-Requa Model Home, designed by architect Richard Requa,and the 1929 Roy and Edith Rinehart House.

Also, a very rare peek into the one-time home of General Pasquel Ortiz Rubio, 33rd President of Mexico was a highlight of the tour.

Missed it? Take a virtual tour of some of the homes by clicking on the links to the left.
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