Colorful cottages on Chula Lane
Photo: SF Planning/Bishop
Mission

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 to 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 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.
 

None at this time.

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:

Melanie Bishop
Assistant Preservation Planner
Melanie.Bishop@sfgov.org 

To be added to the Mission Dolores Neighborhood Association Mailing List please email:
missiondna@earthlink.net