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Gillingham's old residence: Spreckles Mansion Open House Open House May 31, 2013

Posted by: kateg 7 years, 2 months ago


Dave's parents, Dr. David and Martha Gillingham, resided at 1043 Ocean Blvd (aka "Spreckles Mansion") in Coronado, CA in the 1970s.  The Gillinghams were the last owners to truly use the home as a family home.  Dave recalls coming home in the evening to bikes laying throughout the lawn and the front door wide open. 

Dave is one of 6 siblings, and all of the siblings have memories of the home: Dave’s brother Bob had his wedding reception in the back yard, and Dave had his wetting down for LT at the home.

When the Gillinghams lived there, they performed extensive renovations; most of which remained the same until the recent renovations were completed earlier this year.  After the tragic events at the home in July 2011, the current owner, Jonah Shacknai contracted with local investors to renovate and sell the home.

Now that the renovations are complete, the Coronado Historical Association (CHA) is hosting a fundraiser Open House on Friday, May 31 from 4:00-7:00.  The Gillingham family will be in attendance, and hope you will come by and support CHA.  The minimum donation is $40 for members and $45 for non-members.  All of the proceeds will go to supporting CHA and local preservation efforts.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.  To purchase tickets, click here or call (619) 435-7242.

For more information on the event, click here.

Below are 2 photos of Dave's siblings Jim, Libby, and Amy during an Easter Egg Hunt, and 1 photo of one of Dave's famous Alphas in front of the home.


































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