President’s Message 2013 September

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Historic Homes, Newsletter, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The release of The Great Gatsby film last May served as a great introduction to our 2013 Home Tour. Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, the film depicts and contrasts the cultural changes in American society in the years after World War I and before the Great Depression. The development of Dana Point in the 1920s was an example of wealthy businessmen investing in the future — a beach community offering resort living to the...

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California Preservation Conference, May 1-3, Report

Posted by on May 18, 2013 in Preservation, Projects, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Pictured: Among  the CPF Conference participants enjoying  the May 1st Journey Through Time tour are:   Left to right: Pamela Harrell, OC Historical Commission Chair; Eric Stovner, Architect; Steve Adamson, OC Historical Commissioner; Liz Bamattre, Tour Speaker, DPHS; Carlos N. Olvera, OC Historical Commissioner; Lynne Yauger,  OC Historical Commissioner: and  Saima Qureshy, Senior Planner, City of Dana Point. Photo by Barbara Johannes,...

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Home Tour Set for October 6, 2013

Posted by on May 18, 2013 in Events, Preservation, Projects, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Denise and Robert Morrison’s (pictured in color photo) request for Historic Resource Designation and participation in the Mills Act for their Sidney H. Woodruff historic home was approved by the DP Planning Commission on January 14, 2013.  Their Historic Preservation Agreement (Mills Act) was approved by the DP City Council on February 19, 2013.  May is Preservation Month and the Morrison home is the most recent addition to our...

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President’s Message 2013 May

Posted by on May 18, 2013 in Preservation | 0 comments

Beloved author and DPHS founder Doris I. Walker was honored on April 16, when the bronze tribute by Christopher Pecharka was unveiled at Heritage Park by the Dana Point City Council, together with her sons, Brent and Blair Walker.  Mayor Steven Weinberg spoke to the city officials, family and friends in attendance and compared Doris’s love for this area to the description Richard Henry Dana Jr. made of our coastal bluffs as the only romantic...

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The True California Adventure: Preservation’s Wild Ride: Wednesday, May 1 – Friday, May 3, 2013 Orange County Conference Headquarters: Crowne Plaza Resort Anaheim

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Preservation, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The 38th Annual California Preservation Conference will be held in Orange County – a county with over 200 years of history.  In just 3 days you will gain a year’s worth of education and networking with over 100 speakers and 500+ expected attendees.  Don’t miss your chance to make valuable business connections, earn continuing education credit and experience Orange County. Attend this year’s 20+ Educational Sessions and...

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Dana Point Abounds With New Historic Designations

Posted by on Feb 17, 2013 in Historic Designation Registry, Historic Homes, Preservation, Woodruff Collection | 0 comments

Six new historic designations have recently been approved in Dana Point. Owners Tom Burger, architect, and Ron Jenkins, contractor, have received historic designation for their project at 24531 La Cresta in Dana Point.     It is an original apartment building, built in 1929, by developer S.H. Woodruff.  The owners plan to remodel the four-plex building while still maintaining the historical integrity of each unit. The Dana Point...

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