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Preservation Revolving Fund

SOHO's Preservation Revolving Fund was established to help preserve, restore and maintain buildings and properties of historical and architectural importance, within the County of San Diego, for the benefit of future generations.

Primary Functions of the Fund
  • To preserve buildings, sites and properties of historical or architectural importance
  • To acquire by gift or purchase important threatened buildings
  • To place protective easements, covenants, and legal restrictions on historical properties
  • To restore, lease, option or resell historic properties historic buildings, houses and other structures

Each year we witness the loss of more historic buildings, houses and other structures. Sometimes by neglect, but more often by economic pressure to clear the way for new development. Once demolished, these valuable resources can never be retrieved.

The Fund empowers SOHO to purchase endangered properties, take action to preserve the property, then resell the property, making the proceeds available to save the next building. Similar programs have been used with great success by other preservation organizations, including Preservation North Carolina, Pasadena Heritage, and the Pittsburgh History ad Landmarks Foundation.

The Fund is a worthy preservation tool, which will enable SOHO to make a difference by saving an important piece of history. SOHO would purchase the property, place easements or restrictive covenants on the property and find a sympathetic buyer who will restore and maintain the property. The Fund places SOHO in the real estate market along with the developer.

The Preservation Revolving Fund offers a new and powerful approach to preservation. All funds are earmarked and designated solely for the Preservation Revolving Fund.

SOHO has been protecting San Diego's historical treasures since 1969, and by raising awareness and appreciation of our region's history and environment, is a valuable asset and a powerful catalyst for preservation. SOHO's mission is to preserve the links to the past that are significant to our history and contribute to our community's special identity, depth, and character.

Take ownership in the future of San Diego by preserving its past; make a donation to the Preservation Revolving Fund today and watch the numbers grow.

2003 - Volume 34, Issue 3

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