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Inspiration Heights Historic District Progresses

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments
Inspiration Heights Historic District Progresses

Last year Mission Hills Heritage began an ambitious project to nominate Inspiration Heights—one of the earliest subdivisions in Mission Hills—as an historic district for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Historic district status will highlight the history of Inspiration Heights and its importance to Mission Hills and San Diego, and help protect the […]

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Mission Hills Heritage to Nominate Inspiration Heights to National Register

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Heritage to Nominate Inspiration Heights to National Register

Mission Hills Heritage has begun a project to nominate Inspiration Heights—one of the earliest subdivisions in Mission Hills—as a historic district for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The long-anticipated step of bestowing historic district status on Inspiration Heights will help protect the irreplaceable architectural gems that line the streets of Inspiration Heights. […]

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HRB Designates Old Mission Hills Branch Library a Historic Resource

| October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
HRB Designates Old Mission Hills Branch Library a Historic Resource

By Barry Hager On September 24, 2020, the City’s Historic Resources Board (HRB) voted to designate the old Mission Hills Branch Public Library, located at 925 W. Washington Street, as a historic resource. The board voted 9-1 in favor of designation, with more than one board member describing the building as a “slam dunk” for […]

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Mission Hills Heritage Launches Podcast Walking Tour Series

| August 4, 2020 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Heritage Launches Podcast Walking Tour Series

Mission Hills Heritage is pleased to announce a series of podcast walking tours of Mission Hills.  With social distancing and other health measures in place due to the pandemic, the group has decided to place a hold on this year’s live events and instead offer a series of free, on-demand podcast walking tours focusing on […]

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Old Mission Hills Branch Library Threatened With Demolition

| March 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Old Mission Hills Branch Library Threatened With Demolition

The old Mission Hills branch library, located at 925 W. Washington Street, an iconic Mid-Century Modern building that has stood at the western gateway to Mission Hills for almost 60 years, is now threatened with demolition due to the City’s plans to over-develop the site. Designed by architect Robert A. Bradt and built in 1960, […]

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Mission Hills Heritage Seeks Historic Designation for Old Mission Hills Branch Library

| July 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Heritage Seeks Historic Designation for Old Mission Hills Branch Library

by Barry E. Hager The old Mission Hills Branch Library at 925 W. Washington Street, located at the western gateway to Mission Hills, has been a presence in our community for almost 60 years.  Now we are in danger of losing this iconic building due to the City’s plans to develop the site, which would […]

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Mission Hills During the Roaring Twenties

| February 2, 2019 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills During the Roaring Twenties

Mission Hills Heritage – Lecture Series 2019 You wouldn’t want to miss “Mission Hills Architecture in the Roaring Twenties; plus, The Swan House—a Case Study in Rehabilitation” from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Francis Parker Lower School, located at 4201 Randolph Street in Mission Hills. The 1920s was a dynamic decade. […]

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Hearing on Legal Challenge Looms

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mission Hills Heritage’s (MHH) legal challenge to the new Uptown Community Plan is finally heading toward a court hearing in late September. MHH’s legal challenge was filed under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and is based on flaws in the environmental analysis underlying the community plan update. As background, in November 2016 the City […]

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Old House Finds a New Home In Mission Hills

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
Old House Finds a New Home In Mission Hills

If you stayed up past midnight on Saturday, June 30th, you may have witnessed a once in a lifetime event: a vintage house moving into Mission Hills. That night, the historically-designated Henry B. Jones House, slowly made its way on a tractor-trailer from its original site in Hillcrest to its new home on Ibis Street […]

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Mission Hill Heritage’s Legal Challenge Moving Forward

| March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mission Hill Heritage’s Legal Challenge Moving Forward

A Comment on Building Heights and Affordability By Barry E. Hager The legal challenge filed by Mission Hills Heritage (MHH) to the new Uptown Community Plan reached a milestone last month with completion of the administrative record. MHH’s legal challenge was filed under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and is based on flaws in […]

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