Own a piece of Old La Jolla, even if your money’s new.
In the early 1900s, many outlying areas of San Diego were experiencing severe contractions following a speculation-fueled housing boom in the 1880s and early 1890s. At the time, areas such as La Jolla were so sparsely populated that no formal system of addresses had been adopted. Instead, most homes adopted the names of their owners, so the six-bedroom, six-bath home built in 1910 on what would eventually become the 400 block of Prospect Street was simply known as the Kline House.
In its early days, the Kline House operated as La Jolla Sanatorium, the community’s first hospital, with six beds providing services ranging from basic treatment to surgery.
In 1920, the 3660-square-foot home was moved from its original Prospect location to a quarter-acre lot at 438 Ravina, under the direction of Ellen Browning Scripps, a noted local journalist