By Laura Largey
“The Colonial Revival Style in Mission Hills” is the theme of the 2016 annual Historic Walking Tour hosted by Mission Hills Heritage on Saturday, April 16, from 1 to 4 p.m.
As docents lead participants past homes built in this popular East Coast style, they will share the history of individual homes, the architects and builders, and their early occupants.
Alongside the Craftsman, Spanish Revival and Prairie School homes the Mission Hills neighborhood is known for, it may seem surprising to also find more than 75 Colonial Revival homes ranging from stately mansions to cozy cottages. The style incorporates features of classical Roman and Greek architecture, which migrated from England to the New World during the 1700s.
“Design elements,” event co-chair Janet Worthey said, “generally include symmetrical features such as a centralized entry door accompanied by double windows on each side, paired chimneys, and Greek-style columns framing the entrance.”
Each tour lasts 60 to 90 minutes. Some streets include a slight incline. Tickets are $10 for Mission Hills Heritage members and $15 for nonmembers. They can be purchased in advance through www.MissionHillsHeritage.org or on the day of the tour, when ticket sales begin at 12:30 p.m. at 4230 Arguello St. For more information, call 619-497-1193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.