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Red Bungalow Update – March 2023

By isaiah | March 28, 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 Red
Bungalow at 820 Fort Stockton Drive.

Initially, in 2021, the developer/owner sought a preliminary review to determine whether the building
was historically significant and submitted a report concluding that the building was eligible for
designation under multiple criteria. However, in its continued quest to demolish the Red Bungalow, the
developer recently submitted an entirely new historical research report.

This second report, from a different consultant, blatantly ignores, and is completely at odds with, the
first report and concludes that the Red Bungalow is not eligible for historic designation under any
criteria. These circumstances suggest that the developer is “result shopping” with consultants, in hopes
of achieving its goal of demolishing the building.

Furthermore, the developer’s new report places great emphasis on the building’s deteriorated
condition. Last year the developer removed various original materials from the building, including a
portion of balustrade on the Fort Stockton porch and multiple sections of siding, exposing these areas to
the elements, and accelerating the property’s deterioration. To date, the developer has not replaced
any of these materials or otherwise sought to protect the structure.

We absolutely disagree with the developer’s new report and, given the community’s high interest in
saving the Red Bungalow, we have submitted our own detailed comments to city staff. To review our
comments and comments submitted by SOHO, click HERE.

It is very likely that the city’s Historical Resources Board will consider the Red Bungalow for historical
designation in the coming months. We will update our members when we are informed of the hearing
date. It is our hope that this beloved bungalow will be restored and preserved for many generations to


2022 Financial Statements

By elsiearredondo | March 2, 2023

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…

Dilatory City Makes Fate of Old Mission Hills Library Uncertain, Appeal Pending

By elsiearredondo | February 28, 2023

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…

Mission Hills Heritage to Nominate the Arnold and Choate’s Addition – North Florence Heights Historic District

By elsiearredondo | February 28, 2023

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.…

President’s Perch Update Q1-2023

By elsiearredondo | February 28, 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…

Red Bungalow Update – August 2022

By isaiah | August 28, 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…

Act now to renew or extend your membership before dues increase on July 1st, 2022-extended to August 1st!

By admin | June 22, 2022

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…

Mission Hills Red Bungalow

By admin | June 21, 2022

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…

President’s Perch Update Q2-2022

By admin | June 21, 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…

Message From New Board President

By admin | April 12, 2022

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…

Inspiration Heights Update

By admin | April 12, 2022

Inspiration Heights Historic District Placed on the National Register By: Barry Hager On October 29, 2021, the State Historic Resources Commission voted unanimously to approve…