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This afternoon, I heard from Janet O’Dea, the co-founder of Mission Hills Heritage and the homeowner I spoke with for this story on the wait for historic district designation.

O’Dea announced the Historic Resources Board’s unanimous vote to designate the Mission Hills and Ft. Stockton Line Historic Districts. (In my story, O’Dea was the one to quip, “Waiting for this meeting is like being 10.5 months pregnant!”)

O’Dea saw historic significance in the hearing being today, as she said July 16 is the 238th anniversary of the founding of Mission San Diego.

From her press release, which is worth a read for a heap of interesting historic information about her neighborhood:

It may be just coincidence that these historic district nominations were granted on the same date that shares this significant heritage with the city, and these districts are also just up the hill from the first mission.

KELLY BENNETT

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