Visitors to the San Diego Zoo are familiar with the antics of seals and sea lions at the Wegeforth Bowl, named for Dr. Harry Wegeforth, founder of the San Diego Zoological Society and the Zoo itself.
Dr. Wegeforth’s home was commissioned by his father-in-law and designed in the "Gill-style” by Louis Gill, nephew of Irving Gill (who may have had his uncle's assistance in the design), in 1916. According to Wegeforth's sons, the home was ahead of its time, featuring solar panels, trap doors to access plumbing, and—surely to the delight of the housekeeper—a full in-house vacuum cleaning system! The residence at the corner of Maple Street & Second Avenue is now the headquarters of the Junior League of San Diego.
The 1916 and contemporary images of the house courtesy of the Junior League of San Diego.