Juan Gonzales

Casa Sanchez and the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts are the latest buildings granted historical landmark status. Casa Sanchez, a long-time family-owned restaurant with popular tortilla chips and salsa business, has been a San Francisco institution. City officials had already recognized it as a legacy business. The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts was recognized as a Latino historical asset because of the building’s unique architecture and its intangible social and ethnic history in the Mission. To date, there are 11 other historical landmarks in the Mission. They include Mission Dolores, Mission District, Balmy Alley Murals, San Francisco Armory, Women’s Building Murals, Clarion Alley Murals, St. Mathews Lutheran Church, AlSabeel Noor Al-Islam Mosque, Galería de la Raza, Hua Zang Si, and Casa Bonampak.