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Upcoming Events at The Haas-Lilienthal House


Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 6, 12-3PM

The Haas-Lilienthal House
2007 Franklin Street

Join Heritage for an afternoon of holiday fun to show our appreciation for your annual membership support.

Victorian Teas
Friday, December 11, 12-2PM & 3-5PM

Saturday, December 12, 12-2PM & 3-5PM
The Haas-Lilienthal House
2007 Franklin Street

Celebrate the holidays by stepping back in time and enjoying perfectly-blended pots of tea, savory finger sandwiches, delicate scones, and holiday sweets in the formal dining room of the 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House.


November Lecture


High Spirits: The Legacy Bars of San Francisco
Thursday, November 19

Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market Street

In collaboration with Heritage’s Legacy Bars and Restaurants program, Heyday will publish High Spirits: the Legacy Bars of San Francisco, in November 2015. Author J.K. Dineen will share his experiences in chronicling some of the most beloved, beguiling and infamous Legacy bars in San Francisco.

Tickets will be available at the door



Prop J Passes!


From SFGate: “Executive director Isabel Fondevila of Roxie Theater supports Proposition J, a measure that would provide some financial assistance for “legacy” businesses struggling in the current real estate market in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, October 6, 2015″ Photo by Paul Chin

Thank you to all of those who voted to create the San Francisco Legacy Business Historic Preservation Fund.

The measure is historic in its own right, as San Francisco will offer a model for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in the U.S.

In the News:

Prop. J: Measure to help save longtime ‘legacy’ businesses passes
November 4, 2015

Legacy businesses earn protection
San Francisco Examiner
November 4, 2015

New fund for ‘legacy businesses’ wins voter approval
San Francisco Business Times
November 4, 2015


Yes on J! Establish the Legacy Business Historic Preservation Fund


11988458_970425976359444_1674234605834664989_nSan Francisco Heritage is proud to support Prop J, a ballot initiative that would establish the Legacy Business Historic Preservation Fund. This upcoming November 3, voters will decide whether the City and County of San Francisco should offer financial and technical assistance to our long-standing heritage businesses. For more information about Prop J, click on the link below or visit legacybusinesssf.com. Vote YES on J!


NEW Corporate Sponsorship Program



Our friends in the local business community provide critical support to Heritage in various ways each year. This fall Heritage introduces a new Corporate Sponsorship program designed for maximum flexibility and convenience.

The program enables your company to bundle its support for Heritage programs and events — and receive heightened, continuous recognition — for one annual sponsorship payment.


Old U.S. Mint Among America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places


On June 24, 2015, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named San Francisco’s Old U.S. Mint to its 2015 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, making it one of very few buildings in the nation to be featured on the list twice.


San Francisco Heritage, working alongside the National Trust, is advocating for the City to remedy this longstanding “civic black eye” once and for all. Heritage’s nomination was prompted by the Old Mint’s deteriorating physical condition, its soon-to-be-vacant status, and the opportunity to create a financing mechanism in conjunction with major upzoning planned for the Central SoMa neighborhood.



Legacy Business Registry & Preservation Fund


Sara Bloomberg/KQED

Supervisor David Campos, working with San Francisco Heritage, the small business and nonprofit communities, neighborhood groups, and small property owners, is spearheading the effort to save the city’s iconic and longstanding Legacy Businesses.