City of San Diego Historic Site No. 769, Ora and Myrtle Ginther House
Based on archival research and field examination, this Residence is potentially eligible
for designation as a historic resource by the City of San Diego. The resource qualifies under Criteria C as a strong
example of Spanish Revival architecture from the early 1920s.
Built in 1926, by an unknown builder, it remains a distinctive example of the Spanish Revival style
of architecture. The Spanish Revival style became the benchmark of San Diego architecture eleven years earlier,
following the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, when architect Bertram Goodhue developed many of the Exposition’s
buildings. Until the late 1930s, the style’s popularity continued to heighten and escalate. Spanish Revival architecture
was influenced by Moorish, Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance precedents, which combined decorative details that
became not only characteristic of several San Diego subdivisions, but dominant throughout the Southwest, as well.