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Although not on our tour today, four other historic homes on Seventh Avenue complete the picture of this storied avenue with its amazing group of work by this region’s most prominent architects: Irving J. Gill, William S. Hebbard, Frank Mead, Richard Requa, Hazel Waterman, Louis Gill, and Emmor Brook Weaver. Please respect the privacy of all of these homeowners and do not trespass.

Alice Lee Cottage, 1905 3578 Seventh Avenue (north cottage)

Hebbard & Gill In 1911, Gill was commissioned to enlarge the cottage, extending the building to the north, adding a basement garage down the slope. Gill added a dining room on the first floor, and, upstairs, a bedroom and bath with a sleeping porch on the southeast corner. Architect and engineer Frank P. Allen, Jr., and his family resided here from 1911 to 1915. Allen came to San Diego to work with Bertram Goodhue and Gill as Director of Works for the Panama-California Exposition (1915). The Cabrillo Bridge leading into Balboa Park is probably his most famous design in San Diego.

Katherine Teats Cottage, 1905 3560 Seventh Avenue (south cottage)

Hebbard & Gill Altered in 1912 by Irving Gill and again by Gill’s nephew, Louis Gill, in 1922. Changes enclosed the porch to the south and extended the second story over it. The home was sold to Henry and Ellen Babcock in 1923. Gill’s relationship with Miss Lee and Miss Teats continued with the design of a number of houses along a canyon between Albatross and Front Streets.

Hazel Waterman was a draftsman for the Lee house and possibly the two cottages as well. When Hebbard & Gill designed a home for Waldo and Hazel Waterman in 1900, Gill was impressed with her marked ability to understand architectural concepts. After she was widowed in


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