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Our Mission is Adding Value
Discover the rich, multilayered history of your property.
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Clients Jill C. and Chad B., 2014 N. Flower St. Santa Ana
Dylan was fabulous to work with. We knew our new (to us) home was eligible for Mills Act but we had no idea where to begin. Thanks to Dylan, the process was incredibly easy. He is thorough and highly communicative, making the application process a breeze (rather than the headache it could be). We saved tons of time and stress by having him collect information and guide us through the process. Couldn't imagine doing it ourselves!
Client Christine Switzer
In July 2017, after living in Floral Park for 8 years, I decided it was time to determine if my 1931 English Tudor home would qualify for the Mills Act and Historic District designation. I started at the Historical Library, a small room within the Santa Ana Library, and met Dylan Amendral sitting at small desk surrounded by ledgers, books, notes and a several young adults he was supervising. Immediately I knew I would appreciate working with Dylan as he cared for this special population. Dylan effortlessly helped me negotiate finding the year my house was built, the builders and the previous owners. However, because of his his magic sleuthing work he discovered the accomplishments of previous owners. When he revealed Jenny Lasby Tessmann, one of the United States first women astronomers, lived in my house and that she taught at Santa Ana College where the planetarium is named after her, he did not stop there. He unearthed many newspapers articles detailing her active life in academia, her charity work in Santa Ana, her summer vacations and people with whom she socialized. He made my house priceless as it became alive with her stories. If you want to learn if your home will qualify for the Mills Act and Historical Designation, there may be those who can help. But, if you want to know about the people who lived in your home, there is no one better than Dylan. He is well informed, uses good judgment and can find out the authentic significance of your home including learning about the previous owners
Clients Kevin and Lauren Marshall
Dylan was very helpful, communicative and thorough in his research on our home. During the research he found pictures of one of the former occupants, one of the first SAPD Motorcycle Police and he really brought out the story of our home and a sense of deeper value.
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