Tag: Mission Hills Heritage

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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Mission Hills Heritage 2020 Walking Tour

| March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Heritage 2020 Walking Tour

“Mission Hills – Heart and Soul,” Mission Hills Heritage’s 2020 annual walking tour, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 14 in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego.  The guided walking tour will focus on the original subdivision known as “Mission Hills” mapped out by local businessman and developer George […]

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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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The Presidio Arbor: A lesson in How Democracy Can Work

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Presidio Arbor: A lesson in How Democracy Can Work

by Sandy Lakoff Democracy can work and a good case in point is right in our own backyard. In a small way, it is an encouraging example of how democracy – and our neighborhood — can be preserved. You will not be surprised to learn that it takes an active citizenry, a responsive politician, and […]

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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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Gems of South Mission Hills

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
Gems of South Mission Hills

Mission Hills Heritage Presents its Fourteenth Annual Home Tour Mission Hills Heritage will be hosting its 14th annual Historic Home Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, September 22. It is a collection of eight houses, eclectic in style: Craftsman, Prairie, Spanish, and Tudor. The Craftsman house is probably the most common of Mission […]

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Gems of South Mission Hills

| March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
Gems of South Mission Hills

Mission Hills Heritage’s Spring Event is schedule for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 14. This year’s walking tour, “Gems of South Mission Hills,” includes guided walks through this delightfully charming neighborhood. Guests will experience an extensive variety of architectural styles built over many decades, one home dates all the way back to 1888. […]

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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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