Fill out the Application for Historic Resource Designation.


In considering a proposal for designation as an historic resource, the commission shall apply any or all of the following criteria:
  • Its character, interest, or value as a significant part of the heritage of the City, the state, or the nation
  • Its location as a site of a significant historic event
  • Its identification with a person or persons who significantly contributed to the culture and development of the City, the state, or the nation
  • Its exemplification of a particular architectural style or way of life
  • Its exemplification of the best remaining example of a particular architectural type in the City
  • Its identification as the creation, design, or work of a person or persons whose efforts have significantly influenced the heritage of the City, the State, or the nation
  • Its embodiment of elements demonstrating outstanding attention to artistic, architectural, and/or engineering design, detail, materials, or craftsmanship
  • Its relationship to any other historic resource if its preservation is essential to the integrity of the other historic resource (for example, it is a clearly identified element of a larger cohesive neighborhood or area whose integrity and character should be protected, such as the civic center, downtown, or a specific residential neighborhood)
  • Its unique location or singular physical characteristics representing an established and familiar visual feature of the City
  • Its potential of yielding significant information of archaeological interest
  • Its integrity as a natural environment that strongly contributes to the well being of the people of the City, the State, or the nation (for example, an area retained in or developed in a natural setting, such as portions of Sign Hill, or some other feature that contributes to the quality of life in South San Francisco)