HISTORY PROJECTS

8801 East Marginal Way Project, City of Tukwila, Washington

BFSA conducted a SEPA-level review for the 24-acre 8801 East Marginal Way Project in the city of Tukwila, Washington.  The goal of the project was to  conduct a cultural resources assessment to locate and record any archaeological sites, historic sites, or tribal resources present within the project to make way for the future development of a 414,400-square-foot warehouse facility.  

 

The cultural resource assessment of the project included the review of archaeological records search information provided in consultation with the Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation's Washington Information System for Architectural and Archaeological Records Database, historic maps and photographs, and other appropriate historical sources.  In addition, an on-site survey was performed, which included the documentation of all structures within the project.  The archival research and field results were presented in a report of findings submitted to the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation.

San Diego International Airport Project, City of San Diego

BFSA conducted a cultural resources assessment of the entire San Diego International Airport complex to establish an inventory of historic resources, archaeological resources, and Tribal Cultural Resources.  Subsequently, as part of the project EIR/EIS, BFSA completed a Historic American Buildings Survey program for Terminal 1, Terminal 2 East, and the United Airlines Hangar and Terminal building.

Herbert and Alexina Childs/Thomas L. Shepherd House, La Jolla, City of San Diego

The Herbert and Alexina Childs/Thomas L. Shepherd House (Historical Resources Board Site #1265) was designed by City of San Diego Master Architect Thomas L. Shepherd in 1950 in the French Eclectic Revival architectural style with English Georgian influences.  Construction was completed by building contractor Selby C. Scott.  BFSA was retained in 2017 to prepare a Historical Resource Research Report (HRRR) for the owner, who was pursuing historic designation and a Mills Act tax credit.  BFSA evaluated the residence as architecturally significant and the Herbert and Alexina Childs/Thomas L. Shepherd House was designated as a historic resource that same year under City of San Diego Historical Resources Board Criteria C (architecture) and D (representative of the notable work of a master architect).

Little Flower Haven Project, City of La Mesa

BFSA was contracted to complete a historic significance evaluation of the Little Flower Haven Rest Home in the city of La Mesa.  The building was originally constructed in 1928 and began operations that same year; however, the earliest portions of the building were later replaced with additions.  A chapel, bell tower, and rest home wing addition, which was designed by Los Angeles architects Barker and Ott and constructed in 1939, remains the oldest portion of the building.  BFSA evaluated the 1939 addition as architecturally and historically significant and consulted with Benson & Bohl Architecture, the architects for Silvergate Development’s proposed multi-family residential facility, in order to adaptively reuse the significant portions of the building. 

 

The final plan incorporated the original façade of the 1939 addition, as well as the size, massing, and general design elements of the later 1948 and 1958 additions, into the new project.  During the rehabilitation of the building, structurally unsound portions of the original façades were repaired and/or rebuilt to restore its original character.  Prior to the start of construction, BFSA prepared a Historic American Buildings Survey documentation study for the Little Flower Haven Rest Home in order to fully document the building prior to any modifications.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Project, City of Coronado

BFSA was retained in 2017 to prepare a historic structure inventory evaluation to determine the potential significance of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and associated buildings in the city of Coronado, San Diego County, California.  The purpose of this evaluation was to determine if the Sacred Heart Catholic Church building and associated convent, chapel, classroom, and parish hall buildings were historically significant and eligible for the California Register of Historic Resources in accordance with CEQA.  Based upon the historic and architectural significance of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the convent building, it was recommended that these structures be preserved and incorporated into any future improvements planned for the property.  Because the parish hall, chapel, and classroom buildings were determined to be not significant under any criteria, no mitigation measures were recommended prior to their removal or alteration.  

 

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