Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Hebbard, William Sterling, Architect (firm); William Sterling Hebbard (architect)

Dates: [unspecified]

2 stories

Point Loma, San Diego, CA

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Building History

San Diego architect William Sterling Hubbard (1863_1930) designed two houses on a large parcel of land owned by Joseph W. Sefton, Jr., (1881-1966) in the Point Loma section of San Diego, CA. One residence served Joseph Sefton Jr.., and his wife, Helen Wolcott Thomas Sefton, the other, placed next door, housed his mother, Harriet Lyle Sefton Campbell (1859-1936). (His father, Joseph W. Sefton, Sr., (1851-1908), a prominent San Diego banker, had died a few years before these houses werestarted.) Point Loma was the center of the Theosophist movement in the US, once quite influential in the area, led by mystic Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891). Wilbur David Cook, Jr., (1869–1938) served as the Landscape Architect for the Sefton Estate, R.S. Rankin, the Civil Engineer, and R.F. Wyckoff, the Landscape Engineer. A presentation plan illustrated in the 10/1915 issue of the Architectural Record (p. 434) for the Sefton Estate dated 03/1913.

Hebbard also designed the six-story Sefton Hotel on F Street in San Diego for the family, opened in 1913; it was quickly renamed the Maryland Hotel by 1915.

PCAD id: 18636