Coronado’s Mothers Day Tradition: The CHA Historic Home Tour

Historical houses with historical cars out front made for a an enjoyable way to spend Mother’s Day

The Coronado Historical Association (CHA) 2018 Historic Home Tour offered patrons an opportunity to journey back in time as they walked through homes dating back to 1898, with some that were updated and modern, while others retained their original charm. With an easy stroll from home to home on a gorgeous Coronado day, people from near and far enjoyed taking part in this annual tradition. CHA LogoAccording to the CHA, “Each year Coronado celebrates preservation in May, and the Historic Home Tour is an event that celebrates our past and promotes activities that preserve the community character for generations to come.”

Patricia from Bay Park brought her family to enjoy the tour saying, “I’ve lived in San Diego almost all my life but this is my first time coming to the Coronado Home tour. I wanted to come because I have a passion for historic homes and next week I head to Oak Park, Illinois to visit and take part in the Frank Lloyd Wright House tour; this is my warm up for that.”

Julianne Hunt, the 2018 Home Tour Chair, along with Katy Bell Hendrickson and Mary Lanman Farley, made up the committee that coordinated this year’s event. They dedicated their time and effort to make the home tour a success and spent their Mother’s Day ensuring everyone enjoyed themselves and that the event ran smoothly.

Meghan Miklavic, local artist, paints as patrons tour the homes.

This year many of the homes had local artists, painters and musicians, that made the atmosphere even more inviting. Meghan Miklavic a local artist who also works at Emerald C Gallery was one of the volunteers painting on the patio overlooking the pool of the home at 1327 8th Street. She was enjoying talking with all the guests as they toured the homes and commented on what a fun experience it was.

“The Historic Home Tour is an incredible event that showcases Coronado’s love of historic preservation. Through the kindness of our homeowners, we will all be treated to the wonderful details that make the homes so special.” Said Christine Stokes, Museum Director, Coronado Historical Association, “I am so proud and thankful of all the homeowners and volunteers that make this such a wonderful and memorable Mothers Day tradition.”

This was my third year touring historic Coronado homes on Mother’s Day, making for a wonderful tradition that many Coronado locals enjoy. This was the first year my Mom was visiting and able to join me and she had a wonderful time. We ran into many friends walking about with their mothers or families, all enjoying their time together in our quaint little town. While the homes vary from year to year, they all have their own style, character, and charm to appreciate.

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Jeannie is a recently retired Naval Officer whose first duty station brought her to Coronado in 1998.  A Navy Helicopter Pilot for 10 years and a Public Affairs Officer for 11 years, the Navy afforded her many incredible opportunities to serve her country in unique ways while seeing the world.Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: