San Diego County Victorians
Available for shipping and sold at the
Whaley House Museum Shop, 2476 San Diego Avenue
Marston House Museum Shop, 3525 Seventh Avenue
San Diego County Victorians is the first book published on this subject covering the entire county. A photographic overview of great variety, all style types from architect-designed to beach houses, summer cottages, and farmhouses, from the affluent to the working class home. Pahlke has created a tribute to the grace and beauty of San Diego County's Victorian houses, including just enough history to place them in the context of their times.
Nationally renowned architecture author Paul Duchscherer says, "This book sheds long-overdue light on the San Diego area's too-frequently overlooked gems of Victorian-era architecture. Both visitors and locals alike should seek out and savor these remnants of the area's historic built environment before it disappears any further."
About the Author
Author Eric Pahlke became interested in Victorian houses in the early 1970s during a family visit to Northern California. He remembers marveling at the beauty of the Steiner Street homes across from Alamo Square in San Francisco.
Like many San Diegans, Pahlke noticed the large Victorian houses in the neighborhoods around downtown. San Diego County Victorians is the result of his investigation into the Victorian period of San Diego's history. "This project has given me the chance to combine two of my real passions - photography and history," says Pahlke.
Eric Pahlke is available for speaking engagements.