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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or (619)226-8125.
Sea Scrolls Newsletter Archives:
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.
Historically designated properties enacted by CA in 1972 for property owners of qualified historic properties.
- Restoration & Maintenance
- Property tax relief
City of San Diego in 1995, Council Policy 700-46 Property tax reduction: