AKA: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Gill, Irving J., Architect (firm); Venturi, Scott Brown, and Associates (firm); Denise Scott Brown (urban planner); Irving John Gill (architect); Robert Charles Venturi (architect)

Dates: constructed 1916

700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037-4228

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Ellen Browning Scripps (1836-1932), of the San Diego philanthropic family, lived in this Irving Gill-design residence between 1916 and her expiration in 1932.

In the 1950s, the building became used as an art museum, developing into what became the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. The Scripps House facade was incorporated into a new 1996 design by Philadelphia, PA-based architects, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown.

Mostly demolished. Only the front facade element remained after c. 1995.

PCAD id: 3793