National Register of Historic Places in San Diego County
The Burnham-Marston House is an excellent and intact example of the brick and half-timber residences designed by Hebbard and Gill, Architects (1897-1906) in the Prairie style.
Two companion houses of similar design share gardens and grounds with the Burnham-Marston House. The 1904 George White Marston House, also designed by Hebbard and Gill, was the prototype for the complex. The 1909 Arthur Marston House was designed by Gill alone.
Together, these three residences form a unique, intact cluster of significant California architecture.
The large rectangular site, which is located immediately north of Balboa Park, overlooks Cabrillo Freeway and is densely landscaped with mature trees, ornamental shrubs and groundcovers.
Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1986.