William Sterling Hebbard
Consummate San Diego Architect
D.D. Dare residence, built in 1890 for the president of San Diego's Cable Railway Company. Located at Fifth and Juniper, it was the only house of its kind, up to that time, to be constructed of Sespe brownstone.
San Diego's State Normal School (1898) borrowed ideas from Burnham and Atwood's Chicago World's Fair Art Building. It was budgeted for a cost of $100,000 and promised to exceed any other state building in exterior and interior design.
The Harry Gregg residence (1908) on Front and Thorn, was a two story house with single story wings on either side-one of which contained a roof garden. The interior included innovative items such as built-in buffet cupboards and a stove hood to carry off cooking fumes.
PHOTOGRAPHS are all courtesy the San Diego History Center's Title Insurance and Trust Collection.