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JIM HAMILTON, San Clemente

The San Clemente Historical Society ran a neighborly and popular historic home tour this past Saturday. It was a shared community event; the residents and business owners opened their Ole Hanson style houses to the general public.

Most folks walked between touring the residences where the historical society docents, the owners and others presented these historic buildings so well. Each had its own unique architectural features and experiences in maintaining these remaining original San Clemente homes.

The conversations were enlightening, and the food and water were nice touches to this tour. These seemingly similar Spanish Mission Revival white houses with red tile roofs are not all the same. The architectural details made each unique.

Thank you to all who made this community event so enjoyable for so many. This event showcased one of the many advantages to being part of this town, as Ole’s vision stated, “I envision a place where people can live together more pleasantly than any other place in America.”

The vision has long come true. A bit of pleasant history was made this past Saturday. The Historical Society benefits and contributes to this town in so many ways. Thank you all.

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