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Have a preservation project in need of funding? Consider applying to the Alice Ross Carey Preservation Fund!
Through the fund, Heritage provides financial assistance for planning, outreach, capital improvement, and interpretive programs or projects that aim to conserve San Francisco’s architectural and cultural heritage. Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000.
The next deadline is August 1, 2015
Stucco Fantasy: How the PPIE Influenced Roadside Architecture in California
Thursday, August 27 California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street
Los Angeles historian Jim Heimann, author of Crazy California and Beyond: Roadside Architecture, will trace the 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exposition’s fanciful, yet little-known, legacy of stucco construction from the “Joy Zone” at the PPIE to Hollywood set design and roadside architecture.
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.