Tag Archives: history


Listen Local: Thanksgiving Story Hour

*+-Happy Holidays! The Mission Local crew is (mostly) out of the office, and we hope you’re catching some vacation time as well. For our Thanksgiving edition, we decided we would share some stories that our...
Tim League chats with Tiffany Schoepp, a Mission resident who wants to see the theater offer a wide range of cinematic experiences, at Mission Bar on Thursday night. Photo by Laura Wenus

From Austin With Love; Alamo Owner Meets Mission

*+-A thick knot of people clustered around one particularly genial man at Mission Bar late Thursday, but not just because he was buying the drinks. Tim League, the center of attention that night, is the...
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Mexican History Is Alive at Casa Bonampak

*+-Nancy Charraga started selling Casa Bonampak merchandise at street fairs in 1996. The business evolved into a storefront at 24th and Mission streets, which Charraga operated for 10 years. She began to outgrow the space...
Image courtesy of Eric Fischer.

Mission Neighborhood: A National Historic Place?

*+-The western side of the Mission Dolores neighborhood is $40,000 short of being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district.
A description of the Mission's geographic boundaries in the Mission Promotion Association Constitution and By-laws, 1909, courtesy of the California Historical Society.

The Mission’s Ephemeral History, Marked “Misc”

*+-Even at the turn of the last century, organizations were trying to get control of the Mission. This and other trivia await visitors to the Ephemera Collection at the California Historical Society.
Map by Molly Roy

Biking the Mission’s Waterways

*+-Click here for a pdf of the map. "You've got to understand, these creeks smelled bad," says Carlsson. "Wetlands don't smell great even when they're healthy, but so much sewage ran into them that by...