The three-story Truax House at the entrance to Maple Canyon,  corner of Laurel and Union streets

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Bankers Hill – riven by canyons

Early architecture, Moreton fig, lawyers hill, Maple Canyon, St. Paul's high-rise, canyon sediment, Olive Park, Quince St. bridge

Early San Diego architecture in Bankers Hill With two steep ravines spanned by quaint footbridges, scores of well-kept, historically significant homes, and mature landscaping, Banker's Hill is a monument to the elegance of the past. ...

Sale of Truax House seems imminent

Historical significance validated in report

The sale of the Truax House, considered one of the nation's first hospices for AIDS patients, is one step closer to being finalized. According to an email obtained by the Reader from an asset manager ...

Truax House for sale for sure?

Preservationist calls Gloria's recommendation "wordsmithing"

The City of San Diego is moving closer to selling two potentially historic properties abutting Maple Canyon in San Diego's Bankers Hill neighborhood. On April 12, city councilmembers are expected to approve setting a $2.7 ...

Truax House repair costs a wild guess?

Inspector who arrived at the $1.47 million didn't step inside the house

At first listen, the $1.47 million in repairs needed to restore the potentially historic Truax House in Bankers Hill sounded like a good reason why the city should sell the property. After all, the estimated ...

Window dressing on Truax House...meh

Critic unimpressed with Councilman Gloria's decision on historic house

Despite numerous objections from Uptown residents, open-space advocates, and historic preservationists, a city-council committee on February 10 supported a proposal to sell two properties abutting Maple Canyon in Bankers Hill. One of the houses, built ...

Wrecking ball to swing past Truax House?

Airtight protections for historic residence/hospice sought

During a February 10 meeting, San Diego city councilmembers on the Smart Growth and Land Use Committee will hear a proposal to sell two city-owned properties in Bankers Hill, one of which housed a former ...

Historical or perfect for a park?

Options abound for old houses at access point to Maple Canyon

Stephen Hill, policy advisor for councilmember Todd Gloria, says city staff has determined that due to uneven terrain, dilapidated houses, and absent a clear path to Maple Canyon, the city-owned property in Bankers Hill should ...


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