3.06.2009

Wisteria Cottage

780 Prospect Avenue - Future Home of the La Jolla Historical Society

This is future home of the La Jolla Historical Society. The cottage is located on the corner of Prospect Street and Eads Avenue in the heart of the Scripps/Gill Cultural District. If you make a trip to San Diego, be sure you stop by if you have an interest in the history of La Jolla. It's located one block from a beautiful beach - where I've been taking the recent sunset photos.

Wisteria, named for the wisteria-covered pergola in front of the entry, was built in 1904 by George B. and Edith M. Seaman, who relocated to La Jolla from Alameda, CA. The Seamans owned the property only briefly before deeding it to a son whose ownership was also abbreviated. It was then sold to E. Virginia Scripps, half-sister of beloved La Jolla philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps. With this transfer, the Cottage began its long-standing association with the community as a historical landmark where even today it remains in the ownership of Scripps family descendants until Mrs. Revelle's historic announcement to donate it to the society.

5 comments:

isk8jewel said...

This brings back memories of visiting the cottage, when it was a bookstore, as a little girl. So happy to see it will be around for years to come.

Barb said...

I love wisteria,I have been thinking about planting some,also like the color they painted....Barb hope you have a wonderful day!

brattcat said...

I'm wistful for wisteria after seeing this photo. Thank you for your comments on my blog, and for your wonderful photographs.

Jacob said...

I have always loved La Jolla, even though I only spent a few days there as a kid...

That is a wonderful photograph.

By the way, I think I'd like to meet your sister!

Kastina said...

Thank you so much. You're comments are the best!!!

I'm still in love with your photos, I check everyday!