The primary heritage responsibility of the Heritage & Arts Commission is to help identify and protect historic objects and properties on the Tiburon Peninsula. The Commission works closely with the Landmarks Society on the promotion and protection of our historic treasures. The Commission:
- Created the Discover Tiburon brochure with a map showing the historic structures, monuments and locations, and history.
- Recommends the appropriate selection, placement, modification and maintenance of art.
- Recommends new street names with historic significance.
- Designs monuments and markers, such as the Gallows Frame Monument, and the bronze plaque near the Railroad Palm, which shows the location of Tiburon's former railroad yard.
- Maintains the "Mayors Book", containing written descriptions of the former mayors' terms of office and their photographs.
Historic Town Sights
The Commission is tasked with recommending historic site status for structures in Tiburon. The following designations have been made:
- Lyford's Hygeia Stone Tower (1889)
- Tiburon Railroad & Ferry Depot (1884)
- Old St. Hilary's Landmark (1888)
- Brick Kiln Bunkhouse & Yard (also known as the Art & Garden Center) (1879)
These sites are now under the care and maintenance of the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society.