La Mesa


Anthony's Fish Grotto

Adams Residence (1959)
El Dorado Lane, La Mesa

*Designed by John Mortenson

Adams Residence (1969)
10000 Ward Lane, La Mesa

*Designed by John Mortenson

Anderson, Fred Residence (1962)
Alto Drive, La Mesa

*Designed by John Mortenson

Anthony's Fish Grotto (1960)
9530 Murray Drive
Renderings published in March 1960 issue of San Diego & Point

Bennett Residence (1967)
10478 Russell Road, La Mesa

*Designed by John Mortenson

Bloom, Dr. and Mrs. Harvey M. Residence (1967)
1035 Shadow Road, La Mesa

*Designed by John Mortenson

Bessette, Robert and Ruby Residence  (1974)
4825 Mount Helix Drive
*Design attributed to Robert Bessette


Casady Residence

Casady, Cy Residence (1960)
10010 Shadow Road
By Arthur D. Decker


Dr. Robert Christenson Residence

Christenson, Dr. Robert Residence (1961)
Mt. Helix

Cole Residence (1952)
La Mesa
Designed by Lloyd Ruocco

Cornelius Residence (1958)
10385 Bonnie Lane
Designed by Henry Hester

Crouse, Col. Alphus (August 18, 1935)
9434 Sierra Vista, Mt. Helix
Designed by Cliff May

Daley Residence (1962)
9663 El Granito, La Mesa
*Designed by John Mortenson


Davis Residence

Davis, John Residence (1966)
9565 Alto Drive, Mt Helix
Designed by Robert Des Lauriers

DeMario, Frank Residence
8018 Pasadena Avenue
Designed by William E. Bloom

Des Lauriers Residence (1957)
4052 Calavo Drive
Designed by Robert Des Lauriers

Field Residence
Cantilevered House, La Mesa

*Designed by John Mortenson


The FutureCraft Home (1959)

FutureCraft Home (1959)
4196 Eastridge Drive
By Frank L. Hope & Associates
*1st all-steel house in San Diego

Gaynes, Arthur M. Residence (1935)
9411 Lavell
Designed by Cliff May

Gibson Residence
9874 Summit Drive, La Mesa

*Designed by John Mortenson

Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Drive

Designed by Pereira & Luckman

Hamer Residence (1966)
10448 Russell Road, La Mesa
*Designed by John Mortenson

Herbert, Dr. Residence (1960)
9441 Alto Drive, La Mesa

*Designed by John Mortenson

Hill Residence (1964)
4668 Garfield, La Mesa

*Designed by John Mortenson


Hindman Residence. Photograph by George Lyons

Hindman, Robert Residence (1962)
10636 Snyder Road
Designed John R. Mock

Hyndman Residence (1964)
9620 Alto Drive, La Mesa

*Designed by John Mortenson

Jach, George & Mercille Residence (1966)
10440 Russell Lane, La Mesa
*Designed by John Mortenson


Grossmont Spec House (AKA Ishikawa) by Lloyd Ruocco

Ishikawa Residence (1969)
5609 Lakewood Drive
Designed by Lloyd Ruocco - read more about the 2007 demolition HERE.

Jack in the Box #1 (1951)
6270 El Cajon Blvd
Designed by Russell Forester

Jack in the Box
5141 Jackson Drive

Designed by Russell Forester


Jacobson Residence. Photograph by Edward Sievers

Jacobson, Mr. & Mrs. Isadore Residence (1948)
9175 Lavell Street, La Mesa
Designed by Lloyd Ruocco

Johann, Dr. O.P. Residence (1956)
4511 Miramonte Street
Designed by Lloyd Ruocco

Kirby House (1962)
4290 Summit Drive, La Mesa
Designed by Tomas Orendain

Kopecky Residence (1950)
4371 Pamona Avenue
Designed by Fred R. Livingstone

La Mesa City Hall (1958)
8130 Allison Avenue
Designed by George Hatch
*Decorative construction block by Tru-Bloc. Masonry work by Lee Sepin, R.E. Maurer builders.

Lee Residence (1962)
10931 Rockwood Road, La Mesa

*Designed by John Mortenson

Lemon Avenue Elementary (1957)
8787 Lemon Avenue
Designed by Lloyd Ruocco

Levitt, Judge Jack Residence (1959)
Sierra Vista Drive, La Mesa

*Designed by John Mortenson

Mayer, Herbert Residence (ca. 1956)
8501 Chevy Chase

McInnis, Jim and Gail Residence (1968)
10087 Shadow Road
Designed by Kendrick Bangs Kellogg

McKee Residence (1964)
Evans Place, La Mesa

*Designed by John Mortenson

Palk, Mr & Mrs Robert J. (1953)
9303 Carmichael Street
Designed by Sim Bruce Richards

Peterson Residence (1965)
Alta Rica Drive, La Mesa
*Designed by John Mortenson

Private Residence (1945)
7100 Lakewood Drive
Designed by Lloyd Ruocco

Private Residence (1955)
10828 Queen Avenue
Attributed to Lloyd Ruocco

Spitzer, Lillian Residence (1949)
7256 West Point Avenue, La Mesa

Designed by Lloyd Ruocco

Private Residence
4373 Eastridge Drive

Private Residence (1970)
1155 Rippey Street

Designed by Harold Wolfe

Private Residence
4296 Summit

Private Residence (1940)
9434 Sierra Vista Avenue

Designed by Cliff May

Private Residence (1970)
1155 Rippey Street, La Mesa
Designed by Harold Wolfe

Private Residence (1955)
10828 Queen Avenue
Attributed to Lloyd Ruocco

Private Residence
7878 Highland

Private Residence
9222 Brierscrest

Private Residence
9218 Brierscrest

Private Residence
9120 Center Drive

Private Residence
9130 Wakarusa Drive

Private Residence (1973)
9982 Shadow Road
Designed by Henry Hester

Private Residence (1940)
10413 Grandview Drive
Designed by Cliff May

Private Residence (1962)
10446 Russell Lane, La Mesa
Attributed to John Mortenson

Ramos Residence (1965)
9500 Sunset Drive, La Mesa

*Designed by John Mortenson

Smith, Merle & Edie Residence (1957)
9101 Wakarusa
Designed by Ronald K. Davis

Styles, Hugh B. Residence (1953)
8545 Chevy Chase Drive
Designed by Cliff May


Ullman Residence

Ullman, Dr. Milton & June Residence (1964)
4786 Mt. Helix Drive
Designed by John R. Mock

University Lanes (1959)
5933 University Avenue
Designed by Richard Wheeler


Vanderbosh Residence

Vanderbosh Residence (1966)
4609 Grand View Terrace
Design attributed to John Mortenson

Van Tuyl Residence (1948)
9135 Johnson Drive
Design attributed to engineer Mr. Van Tuyl who may have worked for General Dynamics

Wetherell, Mr & Mrs. J.G. Residence (1955)
8760 Alpine Avenue
Designed by Paderewski, Mitchell and Dean


Wissell Residence

Wissell, Ozzie Residence (1959)
9520 El Granito, Mt Helix
Designed by Robert Des Lauriers

Wister, Owen Residence (1936)
Grossmont / Mt. Helix