Beatrice Harraden

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Beatrice Harraden was born in London on 24th January 1864. She was educated at Cheltenham Ladies College, Queen's College, and Bedford College. She also spent time in Dresden.

Harraden's first novel, Ships That Pass in the Night, was published in 1893. This was followed by In Varying Moods (1894) The Remittance Man (1897)

The Fowler (1899) and The Scholar's Daughter (1906).

In 1905 Harraden joined the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU). Millicent Fawcett, like other members of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), feared that the militant actions of the WSPU would alienate potential supporters of women's suffrage. However, Fawcett and other leaders of the NUWSS admired the courage of the suffragettes and at first were unwilling to criticize members of the WSPU. In October 1906 Anne Cobden Sanderson, a former leading figure in the NUWSS, was arrested, along with members of the WSPU, Mary Gawthorpe, Charlotte Despard and Emmeline Pankhurst, in a large demonstration outside the House of Commons. After Sanderson's release the NUWSS organized a banquet at the Savoy on 11th December. Harraden sat between Minnie Baldock and Annie Kenney at the banquet.

In 1908 Harraden joined the Women's Writers Suffrage League (WWSL). The WWSL stated that its object was "to obtain the vote for women on the same terms as it is or may be granted to men. Its methods are those proper to writers - the use of the pen." Women writers who joined the organisation included Cicely Hamilton, Elizabeth Robins, Charlotte Despard, Alice Meynell, Margaret Nevinson, Evelyn Sharp and Marie Belloc Lowndes. Sympathetic male writers such as Israel Zangwill and Laurence Housman, were allowed to become "Honorary Men Associates".

In March 1908 Harraden read a chapter from Ships That Pass in the Night at a WSPU fund raising event. She also shared the platform with Christabel Pankhurst at a meeting of the WSPU in Hampstead in March 1910. She also wrote several articles for Votes for Women. She joined the Tax Resistance League and refused to pay tax on her royalties until women got the vote.

Harraden left the WSPU during its arson campaign. She was also concerned about the health of hunger-strikers such as Emmeline Pankhurst and Lilian Lenton. She complained to Christabel Pankhurst, now living in exile in France, for risking the health of her members.

Other books by Harraden include Out of the Wreck I Rise (1914), The Guiding Thread (1916), Patuffa (1923), Rachel (1926) and Search Will Find It Out (1928).

Beatrice Harraden died on 5th May 1936.

Beatrice Harraden Bio

Beatrice Harraden was born in Hampstead on January 24, 1864.

On Popular Bio, She is one of the successful Suffrage Activist. She has ranked on the list of those famous people who were born on January 24, 1864. She is one of the Richest Suffrage Activist who was born in United Kingdom. She also has a position among the list of Most popular Suffrage Activist.

Short Profile
First NameBeatrice
Last NameHarraden
ProfessionSuffrage Activist
Died5 May 1936
Birth SignAquarius
Birth DateJanuary 24, 1864
Birth PlaceHampstead
CountryUnited Kingdom

Date Published: [1890] to 1914
Binding: No binding

Beatrice Harraden was an influential British novelist, publishing seventeen novels, besides journalism and letters to the editor, short stories, a suffrage play and pamphlet, and children's books. She was a leader of the suffragette movement, the Women&rsquos Social and Political Union. Her novel, Ships That Pass in the Night (1893), a love story set in a tuberculosis sanatorium, sold over one million copies. In 1883, she received her BA degree as well as an honors degree in Classics and Mathematics, which would have been a noteworthy feat for a woman in this era.

The collection contains 14 Autographed Letters Signed, circa 1890s-1914.

14 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS):

• ALS to Mr. Tooley, Tuesday, n.d. but circa 1900: “I have marked only what I would rather you left out if you would kindly oblige me. Do you not think you might mention it at Hilda [Strafford] is in her 10th (tenth) edition & in varying woods in the 12th. Also it is correct that a publisher was found with difficulty. Lawrence & Bullen took it at once after Mr. Blackwood&rsquos refusal & he and they think were the only publishers who saw it. I have scratched out one comment about my father. He did not like to be written about really. Although I think he would have been pleased with the letter. I am so glad you liked it. yours very sincerely Beatrice Harraden. Be sure you let me have back M.S.S. of Ships.”

• ALS addressed Dear Sir, 9 July, “Regret that I cannot write my experience in connection with the supernatural. I am this moment off on my holiday. Very truly yours Beatrice Harraden.”

• ALS addressed “Dear Madame”, 8 February 1914, apologizes for not answering a letter sooner. She continues “I should be very pleased to grant you permission to do as you suggest, but a friend of mine has compiled a little book of `extracts&rsquo which she has asked my permission to publish, so I am afraid there is nothing more to be said.” However, “. if your little book was intended to be one of a series. I may have to come to a different decision.” Evidently the recipient had proposed publishing a book of extracts from Harraden&rsquos writings.

• 5 ALS to Morley [possibly the journalist Professor Henry Morley, 1822-1894], in all 5 pp. and 2 correspondence cards, 5, Cannon Place, Hampstead Heath, N.W., all undated. Making and breaking engagements, hoping to see his portrait, giving news of her sister's and her own health (“'I am awfully rushed just now, but with my work & the demands of the suffrage & everyone's illnesses!').

• 2 ALS ( 5 pages total) on printed letterheads of 5, Cannon Place, Hampstead Heath, N.W., 13 December and 12 January (no year, but with one holograph mailing envelope postmarked 13 January 1897 usual soiling and wear torn open), to fellow novelist, May Crommelin, sending regards to her and her sister, reporting on Harraden's ill health (and related travels), trying to arrange work for her own sister, hoping to schedule a meeting, and mentioning one of Crommelin's works: "[13 Dec] . . . I am not faring very well out of the sunshine, & think I shall have to return to California where I can enjoy life very well provided I do not write. But for all that, there is no country like the old beloved country, & those who cannot lead the life here, go away with a terribly big lump in their throats. . . .""[12 Jan] . . . I never forgot Brown Eyes, that sweet story of the Zuyder See [sic], wasn't it?".

• ALS to Miss Welch, from her home in South Hampstead: "Dear Miss Welch, I've tried and tried and have come to the same conclusion that it cannot be done.Please forgive me for having troubled you. Sincerely Beatrice Harraden." On heavy stock paper with address printed at top.

• ALS (2 pp.), on (faintly ruled) onion paper, Montreal [?], 13 Jan. (no year), to Charles Welsh, explaining that she is "returning to England in a few days, when I hope to call in one morning & inquire if you are going to make any use of my 'Idylls', & hear from you about the little Fairy Book. I have had some very delightful letters about it from children, and from stern literary friends….”

• ALS to the editor of the Standard, 26 October ?, asking to publish an enclosure (not included).

• ALS (2 pp.), to Mr. Morillot, 14 April ?, inviting him and Bessie to lunch, cold weather.

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Genres for the project: General Fiction General Fiction/Published 1800 -1900

Keywords that describe the book: fiction, tuberculosis

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Beatrice Harraden

(1864–1936). British novelist Beatrice Harraden achieved fame with the 1893 publication of her first novel, Ships that Pass in the Night (the title is a quotation from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous poem Evangeline).

Born on Jan. 24, 1864, in London, Beatrice Harraden was educated in Dresden, Germany, and at several English schools. In 1883 she received a bachelor’s degree, a rarity for a woman in Victorian England. Later she was an activist in the British suffrage movement, lobbying energetically for women’s right to vote. Her short stories and novels reflect her views on the role of women in society and relationships between men and women. These include Hilda Strafford (1897), The Fowler (1899), Katharine Frensham: A Novel (1903), The Scholar’s Daughter (1906), Where Your Heart Is (1918), and Spring Shall Plant (1921). Beatrice Harraden died on May 5, 1936, at Barton-on-Sea, England.

The collection contains correspondence that discusses social visits, works of a literary nature, invitational offers to engagements, provision of books for book sale organised by Mrs Alys Russell. The collection also includes extensive communication from Beatrice Harraden to Daisy Solomon and various autograph signatures.

Mary Carpenter (1807-1877) was born in Exeter, the daughter of Dr Lant Carpenter. The family soon moved to Bristol. Miss Carpenter spent most of her life working on social projects in Bristol, especially dealing with young offenders. She co-operated with Matthew Davenport-Hill at a conference held in Birmingham 1851, on the subject of the best means of dealing with destitute children and young offenders. In 1853 a second conference resulted in the Bill 'For the better care and reformation of youthful offenders in Great Britain' which became an Act in 1854. In anticipation of the Act Miss Carpenter was largely responsible for the establishment in Bristol of institutions for boys and girls. In 1854 the Kingswood School for Boys (Reformatory) and the Red Lodge Reformatory for Girls were opened. Miss Carpenter also laboured for industrial schools and was active in helping to promote the Bill (passed as an Act in 18557) establishing these schools. In 1864 she published 'Our Convicts' in 2 volumes. In 1866 she became interested in the question of the education of women in India and during the rest of her life she made a substantial contribution to this work. She died on the 14 Jun 1877.

Alys Whitall (1867–1951) was the daughter of Robert Pearsall Smith, a rich American Quaker, who left Philadelphia to settle in Surrey after scandal had forced him to relinquish his career as a charismatic evangelist. She had studied at Bryn Mawr College before the move from Philadelphia. The literary scholar (Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith was her brother. Alys was a Fabian Socialist. She married Bertrand Russell in 1894, his 1st wife, they divorced in 1921. She died in 1951.

Beatrice Harraden (1864–1936), was born in South Hampstead, London, on 24 Jan 1864, the youngest child of Samuel Harraden, musical instrument importer, and his wife, Rosalie Harriet Eliza Lindstedt. Educated in Dresden, and at Cheltenham Ladies' College, she went on to Queen's and Bedford colleges in the University of London, where she studied English literature, Latin, and Greek, and was awarded a first in the bachelor of arts degree in 1884. Harraden was a literary protégée of Eliza Lynn Linton during the 1890s. Her first book, a children's story, Things will Take a Turn, was published in 1889 with her first novel, Ships that Pass in the Night being published in 1893. She published 17 novels between 1891-1928, often reflecting her suffragist sympathies. Works included The Fowler (1899) Interplay (1908) The Growing Thread (1916) and Where Your Treasure Is (1918) . She was an active member of the Women's Social & Political Union (WSPU) - often speaking at meetings and contributing to 'Votes for Women'. In 1910 she refused to pay income tax after women's suffrage was denied in parliament subsequently in 1913 her household goods were seized by bailiffs. Harraden was also Vice-president of the Women Writers' Suffrage League, and as an active member of the London Graduates' Suffrage Society as well as organisations such as the Lyceum, Halcyon, and Writers' clubs. In the First World War she served on the Commission for Belgian Relief. She worked as librarian at the Endell Street Military Hospital in London run by her WSPU friends Dr Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Dr Flora Murray. In 1929 Harraden was elected a governor of Bedford College and in the following year was awarded a civil-list pension of £100. She died on 5 May 1936 in Hampshire.

Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) was born in 1802, the daughter of Thomas Martineau, a textile manufacturer from Norwich and his wife Elizabeth Martineau. Both were Unitarians and were in favour of education for girls. Consequently, Harriet and her two sisters were taught in a similar way to their three brothers until the latter left for university. Harriet became deaf at an early age. She began writing while in her period of 'mourning' when her brother James, to whom she was closest, left for university. Her first article, 'Female Writers On Practical Divinity', was published anonymously in the monthly repository in 1821. Whilst in 1823 the Unitarian journal, The Monthly Repository, published her anonymous article, 'On Female Education', which described the differences between the sexes as being caused by differing methods of training. Martineau was engaged to John Hugh Worthington but he died of 'brain fever' before the marriage took place. This, combined with the financial difficulties (resulting from the economic crash of 1826) and death of her father, necessitated her earning her own living and freed her to pursue a writing career. she continued to work for the 'Monthly Repository' to support herself. Additionally, she began writing religious works such as 'Devotional Exercises for the Use of Young Persons' and 'Addresses for the Use of Families', both published in 1826. Martineau worked as a seamstress, taking in sewing at home (as opposed to working in a 'sweat shop'), sewing during the day and writing at night until the 'Illustrations' was accepted for publication. Harriet's interest soon moved to politics and she created the series of stories entitled 'Illustrations of Political Economy', in order to popularise the utilitarian theories of Bentham and Priestly and the economic of Smith. When the series of 24 volumes was published in 1832-3, they became a huge success and were followed up by 'Poor Laws and Paupers illustrated' (1834). The profits enabled her to set up home in London and undertake a two-year tour of the United States of America. She based two books on this experience: 'Society in America' (1837) and 'Retrospect of Western Travel' (1838). Martineau remained ambivalent towards women's suffrage, arguing that until women had education, access to professions, and economic independence, their votes would be compromised by the men in their lives. She was, however, keen on the Garrisonian branch of the abolition movement, because it focused on emancipation and included women activists, as opposed to more politically-oriented groups as illustrated in one of her chapters entitled 'The Political Non-Existence of Women'. In this period despite increasing illness, and in addition to her political and historical works, Martineau began writing different genres. Her only novel 'Deerbrook' was published in 1839 followed by a historical biography 'The Hour and the Man' in 1840 and a series of novelettes for children 'The Playfellow' in 1841. She moved to Ambleside in the Lake District in 1845. In 1847 Harriet went with friends on a tour of the Near East for eight months, returning with the manuscript of 'Eastern Life Present and Past', published in 1848. The proceeds from this work paid for her to build her own home in Ambleside. The work was well received but the religious views that it presented were treated with some hostility. During this period she also worked on 'The History of the Peace', which was published in 1849.

The publication of 'Letters on the Laws of Man's Nature and Development' in 1851 was received with more hostility. In this work Martineau advocated agnosticism. The scandal with which it was received was due partly to her insistence that three of the world's primary religions - Judaism, Islam, and Christianity - grew out of the same geographical area and the same, or similar, theological systems, and were not necessarily incompatible. The scandal was also due to her challenge to the dating of human life and cultures, as presented in the scriptures. Martineau, as well as her historical and anthropological sources (Wilkinson, for example) predate the scientific revolution heralded by Darwinism, by nearly twelve years (1859). Marineau's views expressed in 'Letters on the Laws' also destroyed the relationship between her and several members of her family.

Harriet returned to journalism in 1852 as a member of staff at the Daily News where she wrote over 1600 articles during a 16-year period. Harriet also contributed articles for other publications, including pieces on the employment of women for the 'Edinburgh Review' and on the state of girls' education for the 'Cornhill Magazine'. Plagued by invalidism periodically throughout her life, ill health became a problem again in 1855 and she wrote an autobiography in that year in the belief that she was dying. However, she recovered and continued with her career in journalism for approximately another twenty years. Harriet was always interested in and vocal on women's employment, women's education and the legal position of married women. In 1866 she joined Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Emily Davies, Dorothea Beale and Francis Mary Buss in creating and presenting a petition asking Parliament to grant the vote to women. Harriet also campaigned for women's entry into the medical profession. From 1864, and again in 1869, Harriet was active in the campaign against the Contagious Diseases Acts in which she would later be joined by Josephine Butler. Eventually, ill health began to restrict her public activities during the 1870s, though she continued to write until her death. She died of bronchitis aged 74 in 1876.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Beatrice Harraden

In 1908 Beatrice Harraden joined the Women's Writers Suffrage League (WWSL). The WWSL stated that its object was "to obtain the vote for women on the same terms as it is or may be granted to men. Its methods are those proper to writers - the use of the pen." Women writers who joined the organisation included Cicely Hamilton, Elizabeth Robins, Charlotte Despard, Alice Meynell, Margaret Nevinson, Evelyn Sharp and Marie Belloc Lowndes. Sympathetic male writers such as Israel Zangwill and Laurence Housman, were allowed to become "Honorary Men Associates".

In March 1908 Harraden read a chapter from Ships That Pass in the Night at a WSPU fund raising event. She also shared the platform with Christabel Pankhurst at a meeting of the WSPU in Hampstead in March 1910. She also wrote several articles for Votes for Women. She joined the Tax Resistance League and refused to pay tax on her royalties until women got the vote.
Harraden left the WSPU during its arson campaign. She was also concerned about the health of hunger-strikers such as Emmeline Pankhurst and Lilian Lenton. She complained to Christabel Pankhurst, now living in exile in France, for risking the health of her members.

Other books by Harraden include Out of the Wreck I Rise (1914), The Guiding Thread (1916), Patuffa (1923), Rachel (1926) and Search Will Find It Out (1928).

Beatrice Harraden - History

Beatrice Harraden (1864-1936)

Plas Yn Rhiw, Gwynedd (Accredited Museum)

Ships that pass in the night.

Beatrice Harraden (1864-1936)

The Argory, County Armagh (Accredited Museum)

The fowler.

Beatrice Harraden (1864-1936)

Cragside, Northumberland (Accredited Museum)

The scholar's daughter.

Beatrice Harraden (1864-1936)

Cragside, Northumberland (Accredited Museum)

Ships that pass in the night.

Beatrice Harraden (1864-1936)

Cragside, Northumberland (Accredited Museum)

Lady Geraldine's speech . (A comedietta.).

Beatrice Harraden (1864-1936)

Smallhythe Place, Kent (Accredited Museum)

Ships that pass in the night.

Beatrice Harraden (1864-1936)

Smallhythe Place, Kent (Accredited Museum)

Ships that pass in the night

Beatrice Harraden (1864-1936)

Souter and the Leas, Tyne and Wear (Accredited Museum)

Stories by English authors. . Germany, etc. The bird on its journey. By Beatrice Harraden .

Beatrice Harraden (1864-1936)

Bateman's, East Sussex (Accredited Museum)

Stories by English authors. . Germany, etc. The bird on its journey. By Beatrice Harraden .

Beatrice Harraden (1864-1936)

Scotney Castle, Kent (Accredited Museum)

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Gone with the Windmere

Irving Gill’s 1895 beach cottage, showing the now-destroyed roof brackets, circa 1996. (Photo by Erik Hanson)
Sometimes Even an Irving Gill House Isn’t Historic Enough

By Michael Good

Everyone who loves an old house cherishes the illusion that it might be historic. And usually he or she is right. Most old houses were built by someone significant, were lived in by someone who long ago did something notable or notorious or at least interesting, and are examples of a certain house type that exists only in the past, often in a neighborhood that is already considered historic or may soon be recognized as such. The problem is usually a matter of degree. Every old house is significant, but some are more significant than others.

For better or worse, what is historic in San Diego is now determined by the City of San Diego Historical Resources Board, an appointed, volunteer body that determines, among other things, whether or not a house qualifies for a Mills Act exclusion—a significant tax break that can be passed on to new owners. The Board’s job is to sometimes say no and to keep the bar set high. It has become the defacto doorman for the really cool history party that every owner of an old house wants to crash.

While most old houses have only one claim to fame, occasionally a homeowner hits the historic trifecta—the architect is certifiably significant, a resident was justifiably famous and the house type is rare and worth preserving.

That’s what happened in 2009 when the new owner of 1328 Virginia Way hired Ron May of Legacy 106 to research her house. At first glance, Windemere, as the house was originally known, seemed to have everything going for it: it was an Irving Gill-designed 1890s Redwood-paneled beach cottage that had been the residence of a best-selling author and was the oldest occupied residential structure in La Jolla.

But when the City of San Diego finally issued its report on Aug. 11, the staff recommended that the application for historic designation be denied. On Aug. 25, the Board concurred. Now the house’s fate hangs in the balance. In fact, demolition has already begun. The diamond paned leaded glass windows have been removed, and the distinctive roofline, with protruding rafter tails and hand-carved brackets, has been sawed off. The wrecking ball may be next.

Windemere was built in 1895 from plans drawn up by the firm of Falkenhan & Gill. It was one of several cottages built by Gill along Prospect on the cliffs overlooking the Cove. The owners, John and Agnes Kendall, already had one Gill-designed house, on a ranch in El Cajon, where they lived most of the year. They likely saw Gill’s other cottages along the La Jolla coast and asked him to build them something similar. The design Gill came up with has many unique features, but Windemere is also a recognizable type—an informal beach cottage.

Like many beach cottages of its era, Windemere had its resident artist, the English writer and suffragist Beatrice Harraden, who had written some of her more celebrated books while staying at the Kendalls other homes, in London and El Cajon. Harraden did some writing in La Jolla, and during her stay one of her novels was serialized in the San Diego Union. The Kendalls eventually sold the house, subsequent owners moved it a few blocks east to Virginia Way, and La Jolla became a very different place. No longer an artists retreat and seasonal get-away, with houses that had names rather than numbers, La Jolla today has some of the most pricey real estate in the country, and architecture that is notable first and foremost for just being big. Really Big.

When I visited Windemere in the spring of 2010, I found it surprisingly well preserved. A beach cottage is an exercise in modesty, so its charm is subtle. The ceiling is low upon entering, and it only opens up as you pass to the dining room, which now looks out to the backyard, rather than the ocean. Everywhere you turn, you are surrounded by wood: ceiling, floor and walls it must have once felt like being in a Redwood forest at the edge of the sea. There’s a cathedral-like feeling to the place. Maybe it’s because of the timeless nature of the house, the fact that so little has been changed, as if it’s been preserved in amber… or shellac. Few houses this age show so little evidence of their previous inhabitants.

“It’s a real time capsule,” says Erik Hanson, a South Park resident and Gill expert who has probably been in more Gill houses than anyone alive. “It’s an all-wood house. Board and batten. Single wall construction. It’s a house that shows you how it was put together.” When it comes to what makes it worth saving, he says, “It’s just different. It’s not like anything else. I can’t think of too many that are even similar. The casualness of it being a beach house. The lack of formality. It represents what was once unique about La Jolla when it was an artists hangout.”

Despite its well-preserved condition, the Historical Resources Board’s main reason for rejecting Windemere was “due to a lack of integrity.”

What really sealed Windemere’s fate however, was the decision of the homeowner who originally applied for historical designation to sell the house, rather than restore it. The new owner, who purchased the property in February 2011, hired a lawyer, Scott Moomjian, to argue against historic designation. When the Board reviewed the application, it now had a series of addendum to consider, written by Moomjian, refuting the original report’s claims. Moomjian, in person, addressed the Board regarding his objections to the report. No member of the community was allowed to respond, so essentially Windemere was defenseless.

For anyone familiar with Gill, or how architects work, or how writers write, or how buildings change over time, Moomjian’s arguments are just plain silly. Foremost among them is the claim that Windemere isn’t really an Irving Gill. It was built during a period when Gill was in partnership with Joseph Falkenhan, Moomjian says, and therefore there’s no telling who really designed it. As for Windemere’s lack of “integrity”?

“That’s based on a misreading of a historic resource,” says Dan Soderberg, of the Neighborhood Preservation Coalition. “They say the windows were moved and a portion was added. Look at the permit. It was pulled by the firm of Falkenhan & Gill, one year after the first permit. Those additions were done early on and by Irving Gill. The addition was to accommodate the writer, Beatrice Harraden. Moomjian claimed the building had lost its integrity because the leaded glass windows had been removed over the years, but according to newspaper reports, the only windows that were removed were the two sidelights, which were stolen 30 years ago. The other windows were removed this year by the current owners. Photographs of the house from the period before the present owners bought it show the windows intact.”

Soderberg, a Normal Heights resident whose organization is made up of a number of historic and neighborhood groups, has another beef: Although the board is not supposed to consider the wishes of the homeowner, one board member admitted he did just that. “He stated publicly that he would never vote for a project that wasn’t supported by the owner. He just wouldn’t vote for it if the owner were against it. That’s pretty unfortunate. He should be disqualified. The person who should disqualify him is Mayor Sanders,” Soderberg said.

Reading the Board’s minutes and Report No. HRB-11-052, you might get the impression that a majority of the Board voted against historic designation for Windemere, but that’s not actually the case. The majority voted for historic designation. But because the board has some vacant seats and because there were some absences on the day of the vote, a simple majority was not sufficient to pass muster. There had to be a “super” majority, meaning five votes, and there were only four votes in favor of historic designation for Windemere.

Does this mean the end for historic designation in San Diego? After all, if Windermere isn’t historic, than what is?

“No,” says Erik Hanson. “It’s certainly possible to get a house designated when the house is worthy and the owners are in favor of it.” In the Aug. 25 meeting, the Board designated five houses and turned down two.

So what’s next for Windemere? The La Jolla Historical Society plans to appeal. In the meantime, there’s really nothing to stop the owner from continuing to demolish the house piece by piece, or he can wait for a demolition permit and do it in a matter of hours. It’s not unheard of for a homeowner to just skip the permit process and start knocking a building down. The City can force him to stop, but by the time the building department gets word, it’s usually too late. No matter what the City decides, or says, or does, once the bulldozers begin to roll, no one will ever be able to put Windemere back together again.

Beatrice Harraden - History

1907 — 1928
Volume 4, Number 2

London: The New Age Press, Ltd., 1908-11-05

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