Archives

OBHS ARCHIVES preserve the history of Ocean Beach and the peninsula.

WE NEED: • Historical Photos, Items, Documentation & Interviews • Cash & Archival Supplies
Archives provide an invaluable window into our past. The collection includes: Photos, maps, books, papers, newspapers, letters & artifacts, an biography index and 1926-1984 S.D. Directories. Donations Welcome- Buildings and scenery vanish or change…people’s lives are of interest… photos, house plans, business & org. records, and family papers are needed.
When Donating: Please date, identify the people and places. Reluctant to give up originals? The Archive’s staff will safely copy and return items to you with your permission to use the materials. Preservation work needs support & supplies. Gifts may be donated at OBHS meetings. OBHS is a 501 (C) 3 Non-profit, donations of items & cash May Be Tax Deductible.  Thanks to all who donate. All General Info. Contact PAT JAMES, VP –  pjinob@gmail.com or (619)226-8125.

Sea Scrolls Newsletter Archives:


2021

Dec. 2021 End of Year

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2020
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2019

November -December

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2018

November -December

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2017

November -December

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2016

November -December

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2015

November -December

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2014

November -December

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2013

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April – May

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2012

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2011

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2010

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MILLS ACT PROGRAM

The Ocean Beach Historical Society promotes preservation by maintaining archives, promoting the “Emerging Ocean Beach Historical Cottage District” and “Mills Act”, adding historical records and preservation needs to the the future Ocean Beach Community Plan, and working with other community organizations on providing historical plaques and designations for important historical structures and sites in Ocean Beach. Through programs and documentation the OBHS teaches the history of Ocean Beach, guides people in preservation and weighs in on preserving historical resources.

Over the years the City has cut staff that manages historic districts and added higher fees to Mills Act recipients. This has caused a slowing down of individual house designations and the destruction of some of San Diego’s important historical buildings and sites. Because of these setbacks it is important for residents to be active in supporting historic districts, historical groups and people championing preservation. Be an active member in the OBHS help preserve and protect our community and San Diego.

Link to County of San Diego Mills Act Form

Historically designated properties enacted by CA in 1972 for property owners of qualified historic properties.

  1. Restoration & Maintenance
  2. Property tax relief

City of San Diego in 1995, Council Policy 700-46 Property tax reduction:

  1. Maintenance
  2. Restoration
  3. Rehabilitation




 

16 thoughts on “Archives

  1. Im interested in see some of these old photos of Ocean Beach. And I was curious if I could purchase a copy to hang on my wall

  2. Id really like to look at the archive and I was hoping I could purchase or make a donation. I’ve lived here in OB for 15 years. I would love to find some. Pictures for my new condo here in OB.

  3. I am writing a little piece on what it was like growing up in Ocean Beach during the 80’s. I was trying to find photos of some of the storefronts from that era to jog my memory, particularly of Buford’s…interior photos of Buford’s would make me very happy indeed. There is almost nothing on the web. Do you have anything like this in your archives?

  4. i am looking for information on the the collier park hospital in ocean beach, california. have have been city of hope children’s home in 1947.

  5. Aloha-
    Hi Gang. I contributed a couple short articles to you guys back in the day, and I’m curious to know how I could browse the back issues of the newsletters. I’ve been a member for years, but I’m actually interested in reading from the very first issues. It’s kind of like what I’ve done for my canoe club here on Maui for almost 40 years now I’m kind of the historian by dint of just being on hand for all that time. But I’m O.B. at heart, graduated PLHS ’67 so I recognize some of the family names on the BoD. I’ve got lots of amusing tales that began before they built the Pier. Maybe I’ll see some of the folks who enjoy the newsletter as I do.
    A Hui Ho (’til next we meet)

  6. Aloha Gang-Just got my latest SeaScrolls and saw the blurb on PSA 182. Yow some Monday that was! Worked til 3AM that morning, and the first I knew of it was my friend in OB calling to say “You’re alive!The plane didn’t fall on you”…. because at the time I lived just off 32nd St and Meade, and I’d slept through the impact just a few blocks away. I went over to offer help and wound up working next to Ozzie Smith, then a Padre rookie, who apparently lived in the neighborhood too. What a great guy! Tragic day, and he was just doing his best to put it right. Never forget THAT day!

    1. Just started dating woman who is now my wife. We were married in 1980 on the East Coast after several moves before being married and after (I am retired military). We have lived in our current location over 35 years……across the street from the wife of a PSA pilot killed in that crash. He was catching a flight home, not piloting the plane. Small world.

  7. Does anyone know the history of the OB Lifeguard Station at 1950 Abbott Street. When was the original building built, and when was the current building constructed? any help would be most appreciated. Kathy Crawford

    1. I live on Milan St near Dana Center. I have a 200 year old oak in my front yard. I’d love to see photos of this area from before there were houses. Do you have any?

  8. I was told by my 93 year old friend who lived her whole life in O.B. that a fire consumed many homes and prompted many of the surviving homes chimneys to be filled in with cement. I live in a home that has a chimney that’s filled in and have many friends with the same. Do you know what year?

  9. Does anyone know anything about the architectural history of 4770 West Point Loma Blvd. It looks very similar to a two story
    building in University Heights that was moved there and had housed Portuguese American dignitaries.

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