An apartment building consisting of seven units was in need of maintenance, which included replacing the aging windows. As part of the permitting process, the City required the property owner to conduct a historic-era structure assessment on the apartment building due to its age (over 50 years old). In a 2015 community plan, the property was assigned the Mission Revival sub-style of Eclectic architecture, with minimal alterations and a statue code of 5S3: “appears to be individually eligible for local listing or designation through survey evaluation.” PanGIS was contracted to evaluate the designation of the structure as a historical resource under Criteria A-F as established by the City of San Diego Historical Resources Board (HRB).
The resource was evaluated in the context of suburban residential development in the Uptown Community, west of Balboa Park during the years after the Panama-California Exposition (1917-1929), in an era of economic upswing and great population growth. The previous evaluation of the building as Mission Revival style was refuted in PanGIS’ evaluation because the building does not display the character-defining feature of the sub-style: no mission-shaped adornment, no red tile roof coverings, no wide eaves. PanGIS Historic Architect conducted a site survey, historic title search, and extensive archival research to evaluate the apartment building. A report and extensive DPR form were completed. The apartment building was found to be Not eligible for the City of San Diego Historical Resources Register (CSDHRR) under HBR Criteria A-F.