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Two histories are the heart and soul of the William Gird Estate. One is that of an illustrious Old San Diego pioneer family, the Girds. The other is a lively debate swirling about the very origins of Modern architecture in America: how architects Frank Mead and Richard Requa drew on features from exotic cultures they knew (North African dwellings, Moroccan kasbahs, Native American pueblos) to create a new kind of architectural expression, even a new way of dwelling, without abandoning the anchoring motif of Spanish Colonial Revival. Their design skills ensured that the result is a well-choreographed synthesis rather than the cacophony it could have been. In any case, through their fresh, apriori thinking Mead and Requa, and their like-minded colleague and sometime employer, the renowned Irving Gill, their many projects, collaborations, and employees helped shape the singular identity of early 20th century greater San Diego and Southern California; several are listed in the National Register of Historic Places or are locally designated. Currently, 5 properties designed by Mead and Requa and 21 by Requa with others have been designated as historic resources, City of San Diego; undoubtedly more will follow. 5BR, 3BA, 1.37 acres, 6 fireplaces, solar panels.