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History Roundtable Lecture Series: “Fabulous Foothill-ers”
October 20, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Featuring the Brier Tract, Mt Helix & Grossmont Hills
La Mesa History Center invites all to learn more about the architectural and artistic heritage of the century-old Grossmont High School and its surrounding neighborhoods
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The La Mesa History Center provides historic context and insight into the centennial of Grossmont High and the art & architectural heritage of its surrounding neighborhoods in preparation of the November 5th La Mesa History Center Home Tour, featuring the work of legendary architects Cliff May, Henry Hayden Whiteley and Lloyd Ruocco.
Come hear, learn and participate in a program featuring the heritage of Grossmont’s century-old High School “castle” and its surrounding “foothill” communities’ architectural heritage reflected in this year’s tour, including the story of the long-gone La Mesa Knolls neighborhood that featured noted local architect Lloyd Ruocco’s seminal work. LMHC historian Jim Newland will master the ceremonies and present on the school and communities’ development and architectural heritage. Newland will then join Lloyd Ruocco historian Todd Pitman and San Diego art & architectural historian Dave Hampton for a Q&A on the art and architecture of the area. Audience members will also be able to query and speak with these scholars. Don’t miss this historic opportunity to hear, learn and experience more about Greater La Mesa’s unique design heritage.
James Newland: historian and author of “Around Mt. Helix”
Todd Pitman: landscape architect & Lloyd Ruocco historian
Dave Hampton: post-war San Diego visual art & architecture historian
PRICES: Free for LMHC Members $5 donation requested from Non-Members
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