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Villa Montezuma, 1925 K Street, San Diego, San Diego County, CA



See 23 maps of this location


B&W Photos

HB96682
Historic American Buildings Survey H

HB96683
Historic American Buildings Survey H

HB96684
Historic American Buildings Survey H

HB96685
Historic American Buildings Survey H

HB96686
Historic American Buildings Survey H

HB96687
Historic American Buildings Survey H

HB96688
Historic American Buildings Survey Marvin Rand, Photographer August 1971 First Floor: Stairhall At North Entrance

HB96689
Historic American Buildings Survey Marvin Rand, Photographer August 1971 First Floor: Drawing Room

HB96690
Historic American Buildings Survey Marvin Rand, Photographer August 1971 First Floor: Music Room

HB96691
Historic American Buildings Survey Marvin Rand, Photographer August 1971 First Floor: Music Room

HB96692
Historic American Buildings Survey Marvin Rand, Photographer August 1971 First Floor: Music Room (stained Glass Windows Designed By Shepard)


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Item Title


Location
1925 K Street, San Diego, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-432
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-81).
Building/structure dates: 1887 initial construction
Significance: The "Villa Montezuma" (Shepard House), designed by N.A. Comstock and Carl Trotsche in 1887, exemplifies the high style of living maintained by its flamboyant and eccentric owner, Jesse Shepard. Shepard was a world famous pianist and vocalist, but his most lasting fame has been as an author under the pen name of Francis Grierson. The grandeau of this Victorian extravaganza is emphasized by the unique and varied handling of details which were fashionable in the boom years of the '80's, and through the extensive use of pictorial and patterned colored glass. The house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will be restored to the richness of its heyday.

Subjects
Houses


Related Names
Shepard, Jesse Francis
Comstoch, N. A.
Trotsche, Carl


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey H. G. Hanekamp, Photographer 1964 NORTH ELEVATION (K Street)
2. Historic American Buildings Survey H. G. Hanekamp, Photographer 1964 EAST ELEVATION (20th Street)
3. Historic American Buildings Survey H. G. Hanekamp, Photographer 1964 STAIR HALL (North Entrance)
4. Historic American Buildings Survey H. G. Hanekamp, Photographer 1964 DRAWING ROOM (Northeast)
5. Historic American Buildings Survey H. G. Hanekamp, Photographer 1964 MUSIC ROOM (To East)
6. Historic American Buildings Survey H. G. Hanekamp, Photographer 1964 MUSIC ROOM (To West)
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Marvin Rand, Photographer August 1971 FIRST FLOOR: STAIRHALL AT NORTH ENTRANCE
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Marvin Rand, Photographer August 1971 FIRST FLOOR: DRAWING ROOM
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Marvin Rand, Photographer August 1971 FIRST FLOOR: MUSIC ROOM
10. Historic American Buildings Survey Marvin Rand, Photographer August 1971 FIRST FLOOR: MUSIC ROOM
11. Historic American Buildings Survey Marvin Rand, Photographer August 1971 FIRST FLOOR: MUSIC ROOM (Stained Glass Windows Designed by Shepard)


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