Knox House Museum

THE KNOX HOUSE MUSEUM, PART II: A LOOK INSIDE

 

By Robert Gehr

 

Knox House Museum

280 N. Magnolia Ave. El Cajon, California

619-444-3800

Open Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (except the 5th Saturday of the month)

www.elcajonhistory.org

September 16, 2014 (El Cajon)--You may have read my last article about a unique place, and a part of El Cajon’s history: www.eastcountymagazine.org/knox-house-museum-offers-glimps-el-cajons-past.  Now, dear readers, I offer you part 2 - accompanied by some photos of the interior of this historic and beautiful building.


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KNOX HOUSE MUSEUM OFFERS GLIMPSE INTO EL CAJON'S PAST

 

Story and photos by Robert Gehr

August 29, 2014 (El Cajon)--Built in 1876 by Amaziah Lord Knox, this structure was a hotel and residence combined. It was located near what is now Main St. & Magnolia Avenue in downtown El Cajon. The place provided a comfortable place for weary travelers to spend the night when traversing back and forth from the Julian gold mines to San Diego.


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HOLIDAY TOURS OF THE KNOX HOUSE MUSUEM DECEMBER 8 & 15

December 2, 2012 (El Cajon) – The Knox House Museum is open for tours December 8 and 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 280 N. Magnolia Ave., El Cajon.  The Museum is decorated for the holidays in the spare 1880’s Frontier style.

On December 7 from 5 – 8 p.m. the museum will be lit with candles and lanters for “Light Up the Knox”.  All tours are free.  For more information visit www.elcajonhistory.org.


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HISTORICAL SPEAKERS AT EL CAJON LIBRARY BRING HISTORY ALIVE FOR CENTENNIAL STARTING AUGUST 2

 
July 28, 2012 (El Cajon)--What was life like 100 years ago here in El Cajon?  As part of the Centennial Celebration for the City, the El Cajon Library and the El Cajon Historical Society are presenting a "Journey To Our Historical Past" speaker series starting August 2. There are currently seven presentations scheduled for the first and third Thursday of the month in the Community Room of the library,  201 E. Douglas Avenue, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

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SUPPORT REGIONAL ARTISTS AT THE EL CAJON ART GALLERY WALK ON JULY 20TH

July 15, 2012 (El Cajon) – Downtown El Cajon will be holding a Gallery Walk on July 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to encourage community support and involvement. Seven galleries will be taking part in this free event with more than 500 works of art available throughout El Cajon’s Gallery Row.


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