Page iv. APARTMENT COMPLEX – SKETCH BY IRVING GILL.
This interesting drawing was found among Gill’s papers deposited in The Art Galleries, University of California, Santa Barbara. It was probably a project drawing and never built. There are others in the collection revealing design trends never realized in construction.
Page 2. SAINT JAMES CHAPEL (1908) LA JOLLA
In this much loved little church Gill adapted the Mission style complete with bell tower.
Page 3. SAINT JAMES CHAPEL (1908) LA JOLLA
The church was enlarged by moving the rear wall and adding roof and walls to join the parts. New construction included additional arched walls to enclose open corridors and a patio. The main structure was moved many years ago to Draper and Genter Streets.
Page 4. GEORGE W. MARSTON HOUSE (1904) SAN DIEGO.
This photo taken soon after completion reveals the handsome compact design of brick and stucco. Large trees and vines now complement the structure and blend with the surrounding Balboa Park grounds.
Page 5. GEORGE McKENZIE HOUSE
(1898) SAN DIEGO. This brick and shingle structure with George McKenzie shown in the right foreground reveals Gill’s early midwestern style.
Page 5. JULIUS WANGENHEIM HOUSE (1904) SAN DIEGO.
Well known as a gracious setting for entertainment, this brick and half-timbered house is shown in an early photo. Note recessed door, arch over entryway and window treatment, as well as simple gable roof, all typical of Gill’s developing style.
Page 5. WALDO WATERMAN HOUSE
(1900) SAN DIEGO.
Built of granite and half-timber, this charming cottage has withstood the years so well this early photo appears to have been taken today.
Page 6. Sketch of Cottage for Mr. Gail Nichols, Coronado, Cal.
Page 7. MENDELL C. CHURCHILL – BERNARD McKENZIE HOUSE
(1898) CORONADO. Although facing Orange Avenue, this handsome home was designed to enjoy the ocean view from the side shown here. The garden was not yet developed when this early photo was taken.
Page 8. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH (1904) SAN DIEGO.
(Ivy Chapel, Goodbody Mortuary)
Arched windows and entryway, and the pierced parapet were details Gill used frequently in other buildings.
Page 9. ALICE LEE HOUSE, SAN DIEGO
One of the Lee houses is represented in this watercolor study done by Alice Klauber. Well known in local art circles, Miss Klauber had an art studio on the third floor of the home built by her brother Melville.
Page 9. CANYON HOUSES (1912) SAN DIEGO
This master plan and garden design for a group of houses was drawn in 1912, and included houses built over a period of years from 1905 to 1922. It is not known if all were built.
Page 10. MELVILLE KLAUBER (1907) SAN DIEGO.
Residence of a member of the pioneer wholesale grocery firm, this lovely home was furnished with
objects brought from the orient by the owner. The slight oriental curve of the eve reflects this flavor.
Page 12. MARION OLMSTED HOUSE (1911)
Designed for the edge of one of San Diego’s many canyons, this little house has great charm. It is not known if it was ever built.
Page 13. IRVING J. GILL RENTAL HOUSE (1906) SAN DIEGO
Best preserved of Gill’s structures built on his own land, this pleasant cottage now serves as the office of architect Robert D. Ferris. The appearance is unchanged, except for the loss many years ago of a pergola to the street.
Page 13. IRVING J. GILL COTTAGE (1908) SAN DIEGO.
The home and studio of Gill for a short time, this structure has been identified only recently and found to be little altered.
Page 14. THE LA JOLLA WOMEN’S CLUB (1914) LA JOLLA.
GEORGE KAUTZ HOUSE (1913) LA JOLLA.
Simple in design, the La Jolla Women’s Club, shown here on the left, is beautifully integrated with its
gardens by arched openings. The large central clerestory-lit auditorium can be opened by large doors
on each side to adjoining side rooms which in turn open to the pergola-inclosed gardens. The simple
cubical house of George Kautz shown on the right is in sharp contrast to homes in the background,
but pleasingly integrated with the club building it adjoins. Both were constructed by tilt-slab equipment.
Page 15. LA JOLLA COMMUNITY HOUSE (1914) LA JOLLA
This building is a larger expression of the design of the Women’s Club. It is of the same durable construction.
Page 17. A GILL HOUSE. 3776 Front Street San Diego