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HITTING HOME: Former residents recall house to be swallowed by museum expansion in La Jolla

HITTING HOME: Former residents recall house to be swallowed by museum expansion in La Jolla

Ashley Farson walks the familiar sidewalk over to her mother, Dawn, so they can take one final look at 636 Prospect St. together — through the diamond holes in the security fence that now blocks all access to it. As the memories flood back, they wrap their arms around each other for support.

“It was always great to be able to just walk down to the ocean,” Dawn says. “When we first looked through the house and could see the ocean through the outside, we thought, ‘We have to live here.’”

“I remember it being a lot more green,” Ashley adds.

Dawn and her late husband, Richard, raised Ashley and her two older brothers, Joel and Jeremy, here from 1980 to 2000. It’s where...

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