P.O. Box 15967
San Diego, CA 92175
Phone / Fax (619) 269-3924
Historic Landmark No. 1152
Loma Portal Community
Designated August 28, 2014
Originally area was known as Roseville on Point Loma.
The subject property
was built by Master Builder Benjamin M.
Torgerson in 1940 in the Roseville / Point
Loma neighborhood of San Diego. It is a notable work of Master
Builder Benjamin M. Torgerson and is
comparable to his other works while also being an original and
highly distinct work of his. The arched wall
dormers and partial width front standing seam roof covered porch
is unusual and unique and reflects a
large and important example of a Regency / Colonial Revival home.
This highly distinctive Colonial
Revival home with shingle and stucco surfacing and arched dormers
design stand out as a high styled
example of Torgerson's work designed during the same time he was
designing his simplified "California
Colonial," which he built in 1939.
The resource is
representative of the notable work of Master Builder Benjamin
Torgerson and has a high level of
integrity. The Earle and Helen Brucker / Benjamin Torgerson House
is an excellent significant
example of the work of Master Builder Benjamin Torgerson in San
Diego when he was building
larger, more elaborate homes and developing his distinctive
Colonial design style. The house
embodies distinctive elements of Torgerson's style of Regency /
Colonial Revival architecture.
The home is an important example of his architectural skill and
design in 1940, just before his
retirement in 1942.