South Pasadena Preservation Foundation | Annual Meeting and Mills Act Panel June 26

Entire community invited to attend the garden soiree at the home of Odom and Kate Stamps.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | News | South Pasadena Preservation Foundation Garden Soiree with guest speaker John G. Ripley in 2019.

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The South Pasadena Preservation Foundation (SPPF) invites the entire community to attend its annual meeting on Sunday, June 26 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the home of Odom and Kate Stamps, 318 Fairview Avenue. Following a brief business meeting to elect officers for 2022-23, and an annual report by President Mark Gallatin on the state of the Foundation, a panel of local historic preservation experts will provide information about the Mills Act program and answer questions from attendees.

The Mills Act property tax abatement program has been providing an incentive for California property owners to preserve and restore their historic buildings since 1972 and is recognized as the “single most important economic development incentive program in California for the restoration and preservation of qualified historic buildings by private property owners”. It was substantially written by the late Ray Girvigian, a South Pasadena resident and architect who played a leading role in the beginnings of SPPF and the City’s Cultural Heritage Commission.

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Food and beverages will be served at the annual meeting and admission is free. SPPF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. SPPF’s mission is to foster awareness and appreciation of the historic heritage of South Pasadena and to advocate and facilitate preservation of significant examples of that heritage.

Visit SPPF for more information.