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2016 Semi-Annual Meeting with Special Guest John King


John King poses for a portrait in San Francisco. Photo Courtesy of Heyday

2016 Semi-Annual Meeting
Tuesday, January 26, 6:30PM-8PM
Union Bank (Bank of California Building)
400 California Street, San Francisco

Executive Director Mike Buhler will provide an overview of Heritage’s recent activities; special guest John King, urban design critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, will present.


Soirée 2016 at the San Francisco Armory


Photo Courtesy of armorystudios.com

Saturday, April 30th
San Francisco Armory
1800 Mission Street, San Francisco

On Saturday, April 30, Soirée 2016 will celebrate the San Francisco Armory, City Landmark No. 108, located in the heart of the Mission District. Enjoy this uniquely San Francisco venue with our black-tie event that will feature cocktails, a silent auction, fine dining, dancing, and casino gaming.

For information, contact Carolyn Squeri at 415-441-3000 x14 or csqueri@sfheritage.org.


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


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.