Re-investing JLSD Headquarters
Welcome! In 2016, Junior League of San Diego Board of Directors chartered an ad hoc committee to undertake a multi-year restoration project of our historic headquarters. Our headquarters is affectionately known by League members as “210 Maple”, and is located in the neighborhood of Bankers Hill, just four blocks west of Balboa Park, home of the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
Please come back soon to hear more about our plans for this project, and how you can support our efforts! The committee meets regularly, and has issued a League-wide call to action to collaborate on the planning and success of this project. We are soliciting feedback from Junior League of San Diego stakeholders for recommendations on features, organizations offering historical restoration grants, contractors, and others who can support our project, or wish to be involved in any way.
To learn more, donate, or volunteer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, we invite you to learn more about our historic headquarters and its vibrant history, and the great work of the leaders who have walked through its doors.
In community spirit,
Joni Flaherty & Emily Green
210 Maple Street Restoration Ad Hoc Co-Chairs
JLSD Headquarters Restoration Efforts Make The Wedgeforth House a San Diego Historical Site
Upon purchase of 210 Maple from the estate of Mrs. Adele Rose Palmer in 1982, Junior Leauge Members went to work restoring the home, which had fallen into disrepair. League members were also successful in designating 210 Maple as a historical landmark through the San Diego Historical Resources Board.
Many of the Junior League members active in the purchase and first restoration of 210 Maple continue to be connected with our League as Sustaining Members and continue to hold a great sense of pride and accomplishment for the acquisition of our cherished headquarters. Through their time and efforts, they secured a valuable asset for the League, investing in critically-needed meeting space for future generations of Junior League of San Diego members who continue to serve our mission of developing women leaders in the San Diego Community for decades to come.
The turn of the Millennium Brings a Feature in San Diego Home & Garden Magazine
In 2000, JLSD initiated a second restoration project to improve 210 Maple, as part of the home being featured as San Diego Home & Garden Magazine’s “showcase home”. During that time, several rooms of the home were decorated for the magazine feature, each by a different designer. While many of the furnishings used for the feature were loaned and then returned, the project’s efforts can still be seen today through the window treatments, wall frescoes, and other details that remain unchanged.
Bringing Sustainability and Longevity to 210 Maple
Today, JLSD and its members are embarking on renewed efforts to protect our historic home and ensure that generations of League members Continue to treasure 210 Maple as the location where friendships were sustained, memories were made, and our community was served. In addition to capital improvements to our headquarters, we home that our upcoming restoration efforts (and your generous support) will allow for sustainable funding to ensure that 210 Maple is kept in first-rate condition for years to come.
If you wish to donate to our efforts before the capital campaign kicks-off, please consider donating to JLSD’s Annual Fund and make a note in the comments that you wish to support this project. All Annual Fund contributions support JLSD’s mission and Annual Fund donations are eligible for 210 Maple Restoration donor recognition levels, which will be announced soon. We thank you for your support of JLSD and its dedication to training women leaders and community change!
We invite your comments and encourage you to help us in our efforts to #restore210mpale!