Special event at The Canfield House will celebrate history of Del Mar


The Del Mar Village Association invites the community to step back into the past and celebrate Del Mar’s rich history at The Canfield House (420 Avenida Primavera) on Saturday, April 28, from 6-8 p.m.

Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres from Pacifica Del Mar and Cafe Secret will be served at the event. White attire optional. Jenny Craig, honorary chairman; Bill Davidson, 2012 honoree; Mr. and Mrs. Tony Macaluso, hosts.

The Canfield House, also known as The Pink Lady, is a historic home in Del Mar.

The house was built in 1910 for Charles A. Canfield. Canfield, alongside business partner Edward L. Doheny, drilled the first successful oil wells in Los Angeles and Mexico. Canfield later formed the South Coast Land Company and helped establish the California towns of Beverly Hills and Del Mar.

Intending the house as a second home, Canfield chose architect John C. Austin, who also designed major Southern California landmarks such as Los Angeles City Hall and the Griffith Observatory. The house was designed in the Mission and Spanish Revival styles with Italian influences.

After a few years, the home was purchased by the Wright family. By the end of the 20th century, the structure was in decline and painted a bright pink. In 2002, a proposal for demolition galvanized the local residents to preserve the home. Bill Davidson, a local developer and resident of Del Mar, stepped forward to purchase and restore the property. The house remains a private residence.

Complimentary parking. RSVP asap and purchase tickets at the DMVA website: www.delmarmainstreet.com