Beach Barber Tract
Located between Windansea Beach and the Village of La Jolla, the charming area called the “Beach-Barber Tract” is known for an eclectic mix of home styles within easy walking distance of Windansea Beach, shops, and restaurants.
The Beach-Barber Tract was named for Phillip Barber, heir to an East Coast steamship fortune who fell in love with the area, purchasing land and moving his family there in 1921. Barber began selling parcels with prebuilt architect-designed homes in European revival styles. Contributing architects were some of San Diego’s most prominent at the time—Lillian Rice, Requa & Jackson, Edgar V. Ullrich, Tom Shepherd, Herbert Palmer, Florence Palmer, and George Washington Smith. In the 1940s, more homes were added in the California Ranch and Postwar Modern styles. Proud of their neighborhood’s architectural heritage, most Beach-Barber Tract residents have preserved the architectural integrity and individualism of their homes.
Windandsea beach is named for a former Beach-Barber Tract hotel which burned down in the 1940s and was never rebuilt. Windansea is a popular surf break immortalized in the Tom Wolfe novel, “The Pump House Gang.”
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