Mission Dolores Neighborhood Historic Context Statement & Survey
The Mission Dolores Neighborhood Historic Context Statement and Survey has been sponsored by the Mission Dolores Neighborhood Association. This effort will document the history, development patterns, and physical features of the district from pre-1776 European settlement through the mid-1960s.
Initiated by the Mission Dolores Neighborhood Association (MDNA), the Historic Context Statement and Survey has been in development since 2005, beginning with extensive neighborhood outreach at both neighborhood board member and public meetings. Find further information about the work of MDNA, including a history of outreach related to this project. The Mission Dolores Historic Context Statement & Survey is part of the larger San Francisco Citywide Cultural Resources Survey (SF Survey), currently underway.
The resulting document will create a set of preservation goals and priorities, identify sites that might qualify for historic designation, provide recommendations for future research, and create a framework for evaluating the significance of properties in this neighborhood.
This project has been supported by numerous grants from the Historic Preservation Fund Committee and the San Francisco Victorian Alliance and is sponsored by the Mission Dolores Neighborhood Association.
What is a Historic Context Statement?
The California Office of Historic Preservation website states, “The development of historic contexts is the foundation for decisions about the identification, evaluation, registration, and treatment of historic properties and surveys.” “Historic context statements provide the basis for evaluating significance and integrity. Whether developed for a single property evaluation, a register nomination, or a survey, an adequate and appropriate context needs to be developed before making an evaluation.” More information of historic context statements is available at the OHP website.
- Individually Eligible Properties – December 2021
- Draft Historic Context Statement – July 2022
- Draft Mission Dolores Survey Findings Map – December 2021
- Draft Alert Alley Early Residential Historic District – September 2020
- Draft Chula Abbey Early Residential Historic District – September 2020
- Thursday, January 27, 2022 - Community Meeting Presentation
None at this time – see Supporting Info tab for past events.
Historic Preservation Commission Hearing – July 20, 2022.
The Mission Dolores Neighborhood Association has incorporated a community-based perspective in the creation of this document. Are there other businesses, buildings or spaces that have not been captured? To contribute our thoughts please email:
Assistant Preservation Planner
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