Designed by internationally renowned architects William Sterling Hebbard and Irving Gill, the Marston House Museum is one of California's finest examples of the Arts and Crafts movement and was constructed in 1905 for noted civic leader George W. Marston and his wife, Anna Gunn Marston.
The museum is furnished with period pieces by Gustav Stickley, L. and J.G. Stickley and Charles Limbert, as well as Plein air paintings by leading early 20th century San Diego painters, vintage art pottery, embroidered textiles and Native American arts.
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