16th Annual Home our "Fabulous Foothill-ers"
Capital Campaign: Landscape Project
Business and Commerce
Today's downtown Village is the historic core of long-standing businesses. Re-discover our commercial heritage.
Lost History – Helix Theater 1954
Rediscover lost, but not forgotten, places and stories from La Mesa’s past such as this warmly remembered movie-theater–opened in 1948 near the corner of La Mesa Blvd and University Avenue.
Murray Manor Kindergartners 1954
From one-room Allison School (opened in 1895) to Grossmont (1920) and Helix (1951) High Schools, churches and other government agencies and civic organizations, La Mesa boasts a proud tradition. Re-live these shared institutions.
Bank of Southern California Building 1927
La Mesa’s architectural heritage features both commercial and residential structures such as this distinctive building located at Palm and La Mesa Blvd. Research historical buildings and houses at our archives