I’m going to backtrack here to add an addendum to my post about San Diego Historical Landmarks #11, Villa Montezuma.
Here is the original post in case you missed it: Villa Montezuma.
Well worth the read, especially if you love history and music.
“Between 1887 and 1889, Jesse Shepard gave musicales at his Villa Montezuma. He had an international reputation as a singer/pianist. Others called him a charlatan. To bring instant culture to the pioneer town, San Diegans built Shepard a gaudy Victorian mansion at 205h and K Street. Here he performed and, some said, conducted musical séances. What follows is an imagined evening at the villa—Tuesday, February 14, 1888—based on eyewitness accounts….” Read the complete article.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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