Master Builders of Mission Hills

| December 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Educational Seminar Highlights Their Work 

“Master Builders of Mission Hills,” an educational seminar focusing on the builders who constructed many of the homes that still stand today in this century-old neighborhood, will be held Saturday, January 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Francis Parker Lower School, 4201 Randolph Street.

Presented by Mission Hills Heritage (MHH), the lecture series will explore important Master Builders and their role in the development of Mission Hills including Martin Melhorn, Nathan Rigdon, Cliff May and Morris Irwin.

“The contribution of builders in the development of Mission Hills has long been neglected in deference to the role of architects,” said Tom Roetker, MHH events chairman. “This seminar focuses on the major contribution made by Master Builders to the way Mission Hills looks today.”

In addition to talks exploring the work of several Master Builders, table top displays of vintage tools, photos and additional building information will also be featured in the school’s courtyard.

Ticket sales are $10 for individuals and $15 for two and sale begins at 12:30 p.m. on the day of the event at the Francis Parker Lower School, 4201 Randolph Street. For information, call (619) 497-1193 or email

Refreshments from Chism Brothers Painting will be served in the courtyard. Mission Hills Heritage is a nonprofit community organization dedicated to preserving the character, charm and historic resources of Mission Hills, assuring that development projects harmonize with the established community and provide for community input into these projects.

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