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Historic Resources and Districts

An Informational Community Meeting

February 1, 2024 

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Location: Virtual – Zoom Webinar.

Please register online at 


Please join us for an informational community meeting on San Mateo’s Historic Resources and Districts. This meeting will provide an opportunity to clarify how a building or district is designated as historic, what protections are afforded to historic resources, how historic resources can be modified, and how the community can become involved in next steps of the City’s related policy work. This virtual meeting will be moderated by a neutral facilitator and include a presentation by the City’s historic resources consultant, Architectural Resources Group, followed by a question-and-answer period. Members of the public will be able to share questions at the meeting via the chat medium on Zoom. 


Dia de los Muertos

San Mateo – Friday, November 3, 2023, 4 - 5:30pm

San Mateo Heritage Alliance presents Dia de los Muertos

San Mateo – Friday, November 3, 4-5:30pm

St. John's Cemetery, 910 Oregon Ave.


Join us for wine and cheese among the tombs!  Learn about St. John's most celebrated residents and our efforts to maintain the historical character of Baywood.  This event is limited to 20 living guests.


Downtown Historic District Walking Tour

San Mateo – Sunday, August 6, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

San Mateo – Sunday, August 6, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

San Mateo County Historical Association in conjunction with San Mateo Heritage Alliance


Explore the fascinating architecture of San Mateo’s National Register eligible Downtown Historic District. Comprising 40 individual buildings, the historic district reflects important themes in the city’s growth and development, including architecture, city planning, social history, ethnic heritage and commerce. The district’s eclectic mix of styles includes Art Deco, Colonial, Classical and Greek Revival, Spanish Colonial, Mission and Tudor Revival. Tour begins in the plaza in front of the Century 12 San Mateo movie theater on B Street, one block from the downtown Caltrain station. Comfortable shoes are recommended.


RSVP: 650.299.0104, ext. 220 or

Difficulty Level: Easy. ADA accessible.

Address: Plaza in front of Century 12 San Mateo on B Street (movie theater address is 320 2nd Ave, San Mateo)


Baywood Neighborhood Informational Meeting

May 4, 2023, Oak Room San Mateo Main Library, 5:30-7:30pm

Baywood Historic District National Register Nomination

Hosted by the San Mateo Heritage Alliance with

Page & Turnbull, Historic Preservation Consultants.  

Watch Meeting Video

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