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The self-guided tour will begin at the City Hall parking lot on the corner of Fig and Davidson where guests may purchase tour tickets and obtain a tour book and map beginning at 9:30 a.m. The price for the tour and tea is $25. Tickets may also be purchased online before May 12.

Five homes, three within walking distance from each other, will be featured along with our popular Tea in the Garden:

The 1928 Claude Conklin house, a Spanish Eclectic style home, features a winding brick walkway from the street to the entrance courtyard and is a good example of the large Spanish style homes built in the late 1920’s in Chula Vista.

The 1916 William Sallmon house, a Pueblo Revival style home which turns 100 years old this year, sits on a large estate and features stepped parapets, wooden beams characteristic of older adobe construction in the Southwest, and several shallow balconies with beam supports and wrought iron railings. Part of this house towards the rear is one story and creates a stepped Indian Village effect.

The 1929 Eugene Adrian house, a Spanish Eclectic home, features a two story round entrance tower with a round cupola and spire. Other features are a pointed arched window and a Monterey style balcony.

The 1924 Blanche Grainger house, a two story Mission Revival style home, sits on a large estate and features a flat roof with stepped and slightly curved parapets, and a curved front door recessed into an arched stucco doorway.

The 1937 Otto J. Ellinghaus house, a Tudor style home is an asymmetrical structure with two sections, one of which consists of two highly pitched gables offset to the left. and includes decorative timbering.

The Tea in the Garden will be held on the estate of the William Sallmon house. Tea and refreshments in a lovely garden setting are included in the ticket price. Beautiful “tea vignettes” will be on display and unique, vintage, and one-of-a-kind items will be available for purchase. Adding to the ambience will be costumers in period dress, classical music, raffles, and vintage cars.

Sponsored by the Chula Vista Historic Homeowners and Sprouts Farmers Market, a portion of the proceeds from the tour this year will go to the historic Chula Vista Women’s Club building which is eighty-eight years old and in need of restoration.


Join us on Saturday, May 14, 2016 to tour five beautiful and unique Chula Vista Historic Homes. 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

​1oam - 4pm


Tickets: Chula Vista City Hall Parking Lot, Corner of Fig and Davidson