From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., participants at the community event will have the rare opportunity to peek into La Jolla’s past with stops at eight of the Village’s historic buildings, including the Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla, The Bishop’s School, the Cuvier Club, Wisteria Cottage, La Jolla Presbyterian Church, La Jolla Woman’s Club, Museum of Contemporary Art and St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church.
Knowledgeable local architects — including Laura DuCharme-Conboy of DuCharme Architecture, Lydia Straus-Edwards of Design-In-Tandem and Straus-Edwards Associates Architects, and Shari G. Grant of Architectural Presence — will guide participants along the tour through a number of significant architectural styles that are prevalent and unique to La Jolla, such as Irving Gill’s early modernism, Russell Forester’s mid-century modernism and Robert Venturi’s post-modern style. Other interesting architectural designs include one-of-a-kind beach cottages and buildings of Mediterranean-inspired design.
Guests can also design their own itinerary for a self-guided tour throughout the cultural zone. Free parking is available in The Bishop’s School garage, located at 7607 La Jolla Blvd. For more information about the tour, call (858) 459-3421 or email OpenDoorsLaJolla@CuvierClub.com.