Ingleside Terraces Sundial Landmarking Application Scheduled For First Hearing

The Ingleside Terraces Sundial historic landmark application will face its first hurdle, the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission, on April 7, 2021.

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The Ingleside Terraces Sundial is under consideration for historic landmark status. Image/Yelp Nadine C.
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A date has been set for the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission to review the application of designating the Ingleside Terraces Sundial and Sundial Park for landmark status.

Candace Soohoo, deputy communications manager for the Planning Department, confirmed with the Ingleside Light that the commission will review the application at the commission’s April 7 meeting.

The process to add the sundial and park to a city landmark began last November when former District 7 supervisor and board president Norman Yee introduced a resolution to initiate the procedure for landmark status. Supervisors passed the resolution in December, as previously reported by the Ingleside Light.

Both the sundial and park were created by architect Joseph A. Leonard, who developed the Ingleside Terraces neighborhood in 1912.

Soohoo said if the commission approves the application, there still would be several steps in order to achieve landmark designation, including a series of committee meetings and two Board of Supervisors hearings.

If the board approves the ordinance for landmark designation, it would head to Mayor London Breed for her signature.

The landmark designation has support from surrounding residents, including from the The Ingleside Terraces Homes Association, which submitted a letter of support for landmarking the sundial and park to the supervisors in December 2020.

Information on how the public can watch and make comments at the meeting can be found on the commission’s website.

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