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Notice for Haas-Lilienthal House Tours



The Haas-Lilienthal House will be CLOSED Saturday, July 25th

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you can join us another time!

Please visit the Haas-Lilienthal House page for more information.



Grant Applications Due August 1st

500 Capp Street

First round recipient of the Alice Ross Carey Preservation Fund grant. Photo Courtesy of the 500 Capp Street Foundation.

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



2015 Lecture Series


Inage Courtesy of California Historical Society

Next Lecture:

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.


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.