Mission Hills Heritage


Before and after, imagine if someone had just demolished it!

Lost Forever

Going, going...gone! Mission Hills is a wonderful historic neighborhood, filled with irreplaceable vintage homes and other buildings dating from the early Twentieth Century. These vintage homes combine to provide the ambience and historic feel of Mission Hills. However, the historic character of the neighborhood is slowly eroding with the loss of each of these homes. Mission Hills Heritage encourages responsible development that preserves and highlights our heritage, rather than discarding it. We believe that new projects should blend with the scale and character of our existing community. We are dedicated to providing oversight to development projects in Mission Hills, to assure that new projects harmonize with our community, and that the residents of our community have input into projects and a voice in decision making. Join us in our quest to preserve and protect the character and charm of our neighborhood.

Demolished: 1911 Craftsman-style bungalow
Mission Hills Heritage regretfully announces the loss of another bungalow in the Mission Hills Neighborhood. 4080 Goldfinch Street was a 1911 Craftsman-style bungalow, relatively unmodified, with original leaded-glass wood-framed windows, original wood siding, wooden porch with tongue-andgroove floor, decoratively carved rafter tails, wooden knee-brackets supporting wide eaves and a shedroof dormer window facing the front. The foundation wall was composed of cast concrete "stone" block, typical in the early 20th Century. This house was one of four remaining bungalows on the west side of the 4000 block of Goldfinch Street. City staff granted the demolition permit for this house with the justification that there are many other Craftsman bungalows in San Diego with similar character!



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