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P.O. Box 15967
San Diego, CA 92175
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Thomas Faulconer House

Historic Landmark No. 1214
Thomas Faulconer House

1910 Craftsman

Uptown Area

Community Uptown

Designated March 24,2016

Thomas Faulconer was important in establishing and promoting the
San Diego Zoo as its early executive director and for single
handedly bringing the first koalas to the San Diego Zoo in 1925.
These were also the first koalas ever brought to a zoo in the
United States

This house is an excellent example of the Craftsman architectural
style in the Mission
Hills neighborhood of San Diego. The two-story home was built in
1910 with a medium pitched side gable roof, full
width porch with upper level dormer and balcony. The roof utilizes
multiple Craftsman style roof elaborations
including extending purlins which pierce the verge boards, open
wide eaves, exposed roof rafters and repeating
angle cut porch roof support beams. The single family home has a
rectangular plan and two-story form with a full
width front porch and second story balcony with open wood
balustrade. The home sits on a corner lot with the front
fašade (east) elevation facing Ibis Street and the secondary south
elevation facing Montecito Way. The home is a
two-story and this style is sometimes referred to as 1 1/2 story
since the upper level side gabled roof makes only part
of the upper level space usable.

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