Dodson House Historic Press Release

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FREE Showings/Tours

November 23 through December 15, 2013
Every Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm

The Dodson House
859 W. 13th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

The James H. Dodson Residence in San Pedro, California, was built on the edge of Vinegar Hill in 1881 by James H. Dodson, for his loving wife, Rudecinda Dodson (daughter of Jose Diego Sepulveda). Mrs. Dodson wanted her home to be modeled after the Swiss chalet style they witnessed on their Honeymoon, and Mr. Dodson made sure that this was reflected in the Gingerbread Victorian architecture. The home was declared a Historical Monument #147 in 1978. It has always been privately owned and not open to the public.

Verono has been fortunate enough to acquire and restore this wonderful piece of history. They are putting the home up for Sale while opening its doors for FREE to the public for one month.

Over the years, the house was moved several times and currently sits on 13th street in San Pedro.  Because of the moves and neglect, it had major issues and damage. Verono, and Pemet Designs have renovated the home with a new foundation, all new electric, plumbing and tons more. It was important to keep all of the original charm while bringing it into the 21st Century, and livable for the modern family.

Many locals and historians know of the property, and would jump at the opportunity to go inside; now is their chance to tour this beautiful, mysterious home for the first time.  Everyone is invited to stop in and take a tour of this wonderful home. There is even a hidden room and story boards that tell the history and renovation of the property.

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