Past Projects

  • The following buildings and sites have been historically designated through the efforts of the University Heights Historical Society:
    • Teachers Training Annex Building, part of the former State Normal School
    • Former site of the Trolley Barn, now Trolley Barn Park
    • Georgia Street Bridge
    • Veterans War Memorial Building, Balboa Park
    • Former entrance to Mission Cliff Gardens on Adams Avenue at the end of North Avenue, including the redwood gate, and some of the palm trees
    • Cobblestone wall that lines Adams Avenue west from Park Boulevard to its dead end
    • Cobblestone wall surrounding the former lily pond on Mission Cliff Drive at North Court, built by John Davidson and his workers
    • Former entrance to the Ostrich Farm at Park and Adams, including the redwood gate and the cobblestone piers
    • Cobblestone remains of a drinking fountain, which was once part of an ornate waiting station for the Number 11 trolley
  • A feasibility study was completed regarding use of the Teachers Training Building as the new University Heights Library
  • Workshops have been conducted on basic historic research techniques to determine if a home or property is a potentially eligible historic landmark, or contributor to a potential historic district
  • A 6-month community forum series was conducted as part of the Community Plan Update process on Shaping Our Community’s Future: Tools and Basics of Land Use Planning
  • University Heights was featured in the popular KPBS television show, Wonderland, in March 2011. Please click here to see the segment.
  • Created an interactive map of historic sidewalk contractor stamps throughout University Heights.
  • Conducted walking tours of historic landmarks in University Heights
  • A Trolley Day Celebration was held in April 1999 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of last trolley entering the Trolley Barn

Current Projects

  • The University Heights Library Task Force is working to acquire the historically-designated Teachers Training Building for use as the new University Heights Library
  • The University Heights Historical Society is planning a 120 Year Anniversary Celebration of the founding of University Heights

Committees & Affiliates

University Heights Historical Society

University Heights Library Task Force

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