NPHS Offers Free Mills Act Advisory Service


NPHS Offers Free Historical Resource/Mills Act Advisory Service:

Many owners of older or architecturally unique residential and commercial properties in North Park wonder if their properties could qualify as a significant historical resource (“landmark”), and if they could then reduce their property taxes under the Mills Act. The North Park Historical Society (NPHS) is offering a free advisory service for Greater North Park property owners who are interested in pursuing City of San Diego historical resource designation for their property with or without a subsequent Mills Act application.

  • For an initial evaluation as to your property’s potential of being designated a significant historical resource by the City of San Diego, e-mail your North Park address along with exterior photos of the property as viewed from the sidewalk to
  • NPHS members with experience in reviewing the historic quality of structures under City of San Diego criteria will evaluate the potential significance of the structure.
  • Upon completing the evaluation, NPHS findings will be sent to you via e-mail. Properties believed to be potentially historically significant will also receive a copy of “Historical Resource/Mills Act Guidelines Compiled by the North Park Historical Society” which is meant to help owners understand the requirements and costs in obtaining historical resource designation and Mills Act status.
  • Should an owner have questions after receiving our findings and “Historical Resource/Mills Act Guidelines Compiled by the North Park Historical Society,” a meeting with NPHS volunteers can be requested by contacting

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New North Park History Book

The North Park Historical Society has produced a second book on the history of North Park. Arcadia Publishing published the second book and it is now available from Arcadia Publishing on their website or from local retail outlets including Paras Newsstand in North Park, The Grove in South Park, the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park and from SOHO. The Arcadia website is:


NPHS Walking Tours

The North Park Historical Society regularly gives walking tours of different parts of North Park including the commercial core of North Park centered around 30th and University as well as tours of the Burlingame Historical District and the North Park Dryden District. Tours of the Commerical area and the North Park Dryden District include a walking tour brochure. Those tours cost $10 a person while the tour of Burlingame which does not include a brochure cost $5 per person. Several other walking tours are in development including one of the Morley Field Sports Complex.