New book celebrates the architecture of Mission Hills

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Mission Hills” is the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series and is set to release on Monday, March 2, 2015. By local authors Janet O’Dea and Allen Hazard, this pictorial book immortalizes the stunning architecture that is so unique to Mission Hills.

Please join Janet and Allen for their Book Launch! The event will be held by the Save Our Heritage Foundation at Francis Parker School (4201 Randolph Street San Diego) on March 22nd from 1-3 pm.

“With this book, we hope to preserve and promote Mission Hills’ architecture and way of life,” said the authors.

In 1905, George Marston, a San Diego civic leader, commissioned landscape architect and urban planner John Nolan to implement a development plan for the city. Nolan’s plan, however, was never adopted. In 1908, as if to prove what was possible, Marston’s syndicate formed the restricted subdivision of Mission Hills. Then, in 1909, the city announced plans to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal. The fuse was lit, and the boom that followed brought builders and skilled artisans to San Diego. As a result, Mission Hills became architecturally magnificent.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online at

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Its mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Discover more than 8,500 small towns and downtowns.Book Signing March

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