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George & Anna Barney House, 1911 Pacific Building Company 3530 Seventh Avenue


Known as the “Father of Mission Beach,” real estate developer George Barney with his wife Anna commissioned their own residence with the well-regarded Pacific Building Company, who designed and built this two-story Pueblo Modernistic style house. Founded in 1906, the Pacific Building Co. was responsible for the construction of many residential and commercial buildings throughout San Diego during the first three decades of the 20th century.


In 1913, they had Frank Mead and Richard Requa design a house on the lot adjacent to their home as a wedding gift for their son Lorenze and new daughter-in-law. Both the senior and junior Barney residences, although conceived and constructed by different firms, strongly reflect the unique influence of Irving Gill and in fact, Mead, Requa, and some of the draftsmen from the Pacific Building Company had all worked for or in collaboration with Gill previously at different times. Also of significance, John Lloyd Wright was chief


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