Our Mission: To preserve and protect the character, charm and historic resources of Mission Hills for the education and benefit of the public.

Our Value to the community

We are an organization of residents of Mission Hills, homeowners, condo-owners and renters within the north and south Mission Hills neighborhoods.  We care about our neighbors and this community.  Mission Hills Heritage membership is the best way for residents of our historic part of San Diego to have a real say in matters affecting our neighborhood, from development to traffic to historic preservation and so forth.  We are all volunteers and we speak for the community to local and state government.  We enjoy events together!  We organize neighborhood improvement projects.  We educate about our history with home and walking tours open to everyone.  We are the voice of our community.  Being a part of Mission Hills Heritage gives you a chance to contribute to the neighborhood we all love as well as to protect it. 

1st time open to the public!

In-home tour of the 1918 historically designated

“William Templeton Johnson” home

The Architect’s personal residence for 15 years


Red Bungalow Update – March 2023

Update on the Red Bungalow at 820 Fort Stockton Drive (March 2023) We write to inform you of an unfortunate, but important, update regarding the status of the RedBungalow at 820 Fort Stockton Drive. Initially, in 2021, the developer/owner sought a preliminary review to determine whether the buildingwas historically significant and submitted a report concluding…
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2022 Financial Statements

Below are the unaudited 2022 financial statements of the Mission Hills Heritage organization that have been prepared from our books and records. The board of Mission Hills Heritage takes seriously its responsibility for managing the resources entrusted to it by the membership.  We annually plan a level of spending that directly supports the anticipated needs…
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Dilatory City Makes Fate of Old Mission Hills Library Uncertain, Appeal Pending

By: Jennifer Machian The old Mission Hills Library was once a vibrant community treasure. Located at thewestern entrance of Mission Hills, the library enticed patrons of all ages, with its shinywall of windows and iconic cantilevered roof.Long-time Mission Hills resident, Caroline Ridout Stewart, who frequented the library asa sixth grader in the 1960s, recalls the…
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Mission Hills Heritage to Nominate the Arnold and Choate’s Addition – North Florence Heights Historic District

By: Barry Hager Mission Hills Heritage is pleased to announce that it will bring forward another nomination for aNational Register historic district in Mission Hills. Following on the successful listing of InspirationHeights on the National Register of Historic Places in 2021, the focus of this effort will be portions of twosubdivision maps in the northeast…
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President’s Perch Update Q1-2023

Hello Members, Friends and Neighbors, With my first year as President behind me, I would like to express my sincereappreciation to our members and gratitude to the Board of Directors for theirpersonal commitment and exceptional support in time and talent in promotingour mission and in combating actions that threaten the historic resources andcharacter of our…
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Red Bungalow Update – August 2022

A group of concerned Mission Hills residents mobilized this year to preserve the Red Bungalow. In lessthan a month the group was able to gather over 1,100 signatures on a petition to the City of San Diegoto save the Red Bungalow! The petition was submitted to the Mayor, City Council and Director ofDevelopment Services on…
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Act now to renew or extend your membership before dues increase on July 1st, 2022-extended to August 1st!

After many years with no change in membership dues, Mission Hills Heritage must increase dues in order to continue our mission: To preserve and protect the character, charm and historic resources of Mission Hills for the education and benefit of the public. Dues will be increasing effective July 1 st , 2022 – We have…
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Mission Hills Red Bungalow

Please help us preserve and protect the iconic red bungalow (formerly Maison En Provence) at 820 Fort Stockton! This beloved duplex home is the heart and soul of downtown Mission Hills and one of the most recognized historic structures in the neighborhood. It seems everyone has a special memory about the beautiful French shop, the…
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President’s Perch Update Q2-2022

Hello Members, Friends and Neighbors, My first few months as President has been very eventful to say the least. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to our members and the Board of Directors for their personal commitment and exceptional support in time and talent in promoting our mission and in combating actions that…
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Message From New Board President

Mission Hills Heritage (MHH) is happy to introduce our new Board President KIRK BURGAMY. Read on to learn more about Kirk and his focus areas from this year’s PRESIDENT’S PERCH Hello Members, Friends and Neighbors, My wife, Sandy, and I moved to Mission Hills in 2009 and we became involved in Mission Hills Heritage almost…
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The proposed NAVWAR redevelopment proposals seemed innocent and appropriate enough in name – ‘The Navy needs and is going to build a new facility.” Then we learned that the Navy wanted to pay for it by selling its massive chunk of prime coastal federal property to developers, who want use its privileged location to add…
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Mission Hills Heritage cooperates and works with the City and other Mission Hills community groups and consider their input on issues of mutual concern. For example:

The City of San Diego Historical Resources Board
Save Our Heritage Organisation
Mission Hills Town Council
Mission Hills Garden Club
Neighbors for a Better San Diego

Board Members

Barry Hager

Co-Founder and Advisor

Kirk Burgamy

President, Chair

Elsie Arredondo

Vice President

Sharon Lieder


Tobi de Frates


Ken Perilli


Robert Gabhart


Michael Rott


Lauren Carter


Rob Jassoy


David Swim


Jane Ligon


Chad McManamy


Rob Contin


Ron May


Regular Board Meeting Schedule

Mission Hills Heritage has scheduled board meetings once a month, every fourth Wednesday at 6 pm. Locations vary. Call (619) 497-1193 or email info@MissionHillsHeritage.org.

In addition, our annual membership meeting takes place in October on the Saturday closest to October 17th.