Save Our Heritage Organisation
Mission Hills Historic District
(Map of district plus the extension)
Historical Context Statement 17 page pdf
Contact: [email protected]
1. The Mission Hills Historic District lies within the original 1908 subdivision of Mission Hills laid out by George Marston and others.
2. Major benefits of historical designation: Mills Act (30-70% reduction of property taxes), higher property values for all homes within the district and preservation of one of the oldest and most intact neighborhoods in all of San Diego! See Historic Designation and Mills Act Facts for more information.
3. The Mission Hills Historic District includes 75 homes along Sunset Blvd., Lyndon Road and Sheridan Avenue, (see the above map). An additional 100 homes are proposed to expand the district and connect to the Fort Stockton Line Historic District as shown on this MAP.
4. Various genres of architectural styles from 1908 through World War II are represented in this District including: Craftsman, Spanish Revival, Mission Revival, Dutch Colonial, Greek Revival, Prairie Style, English Tudor and others. Several Master Architects also built in this area, including: Emmor Brooke Weaver, Nathan Rigdon, David Owen Dryden, Richard Requa, William Hebbard and others.
5. Notes from an initial community meeting June 11, 2003 covered information to residents. A meeting was held on February 26, 2009 about the expansion area of the district.
6. The Mission Hills Historic District was designated on July 16, 2007 making it the first resident funded and driven district in the City of San Diego. Residents from this district supported the research and historic context statement that helped in the formation of the Fort Stockton Line District.
7. For information from residents who are working on the expansion of the Mission Hills Historic District contact Debbie Quillin at [email protected] or Allen Hazard and Janet O'Dea by email at [email protected]
8. Mission Hills Historic District Design Guidelines ( 2.9 mb, 57 pages.) These guidelines are in compliance with the National Parks Service Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and include community input from a meeting that was held on September 10, 2004. These guidelines have not been submitted to the Historical Resources Board as they have been held back from this review process by city staff. To date they have not been reviewed or adobted by the Historical Resources Board.
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