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Whaley House to Celebrate 150th in 2007

By Dean Glass

"My new house and store will be soon completed, and when finished will be the handsomest and most convenient and comfortable place in this section of the country or within 150 miles of here." --Thomas Whaley, Feb. 9, 1857

Mr. Whaley could have added "long-lasting" to his list of adjectives describing his building, for 2007 marks the 150th anniversary of the Whaley House. Standing proudly on San Diego Avenue for the past century and a half, the building has withstood earthquakes, vibrations caused by the trains which used to pass by its front door every day, renovations and remodels, and its planned destruction in 1956, when it was saved and purchased by the County of San Diego to be turned into a historic house museum.

SOHO will mark the 150th Anniversary of the Whaley House with special events throughout the year. We hope you will help us celebrate by participating in these events, to be announced, and remember that as a SOHO member, you receive unlimited free admission to the museum.

If you are interested in joining the planning committee for the Whaley House 150th Anniversary events, please call Dean at the SOHO office at (619) 297-9327.

2006 - Volume 37, Issue 4

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