April 24 Meeting Will Feature Jon Seeman and Lorraine Passero

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019 in About DPHS, Archives, Events, Featured, Preservation, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Our meeting on Wednesday, April 24 will feature Orange County native Jon Seeman and his wife Lorraine Passero (left).  Both are distinguished artists and Lorraine is also the author of Distant Indigo, the story of local artist Clare Mason Fox.  In addition, Jon is the grandson of Ed Seeman (below, left) of Laguna Beach, who built the scenic walkway in Dana Point Cove for the San Juan Point Corporation in 1924. The construction...

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2014 Home Tour: “Coastal Living Niguel Shores Style” October 5, 2014

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Events, Monarch Beach Collection, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Homes of all descriptions will be on display at the 2014 Home Tour in Niguel Shores, a gated community in the Monarch Beach area of Dana Point above Strand Beach. It was developed between 1970 and 1977 byAVCO Community Developers and consists of 960 homes of various architectural styles, sizes and siting. Many of the homes have been extensively remodeled and some have been completely rebuilt. Youwill see samples of each during the tour. There...

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From the Dana Point Times: It’s History: Lantern Bay

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Archives | 0 comments

By Carlos N. Olvera.  Republished with permission from the Dana Point Times, Copyright Picket Fence Media, 2013.  All rights reserved. As you come down the Street of the Golden Lantern and enter the Dana Point Harbor, you are driving on what was once a creek, carved into the 200-foot bluff of the coastline. Directly to the west, is Old Golden Lantern, the original path laid out in 1924. The development on the east and west sides, including...

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Dana Point Abounds With New Historic Designations

Posted by on Feb 17, 2013 in Historic Designation Registry, Historic Homes, Preservation, Woodruff Collection | 0 comments

Six new historic designations have recently been approved in Dana Point. Owners Tom Burger, architect, and Ron Jenkins, contractor, have received historic designation for their project at 24531 La Cresta in Dana Point.     It is an original apartment building, built in 1929, by developer S.H. Woodruff.  The owners plan to remodel the four-plex building while still maintaining the historical integrity of each unit. The Dana Point...

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