Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Gill, Irving J., Architect (firm); Irving John Gill (architect)

Dates: constructed 1895

2 stories

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3310 E Street
Stockton, San Diego, CA 92102

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According to architectural historians Helen McElfresh Ferris and Bruce Kamerling, the George G. Garrettson House was Irving J. Gill's first commission realized in San Diego. Colonial Revival in inspiration, this was an early example of the style in San Diego. (See Helen McElfresh Ferris, "Irving John Gill: San Diego Architect," Journal of San Diego History, vol, 17, no. 4, Fall 1971, and Bruce Kamerling, "Irving Gill: The Artist as Architect," Journal of San Diego History, vol. 25, no. 2, Spring 1979, p. 152.)

Building History

George Garretson, who, in 1897 served as the Treasurer of the Pacific Wood and Coal Company, commissioned the young Irving Gill (1870-1936) to design this residence. Gill had arrived in San Diego in 1893, and this house would have been commissioned soon after his arrival. The Garrettson House was a modest first effort, although its Colonial Styling would have been seen asavant garde in San Diego at the time.


PCAD id: 19840