The Lemon Grove Historical Society – through the generous support of our membership and donors – houses a significant collection of documents, photos, artifacts, furnishings and art work pertaining to the history of Lemon Grove. Portions of our archives are available for review by appointment at our H Lee House Cultural Center reading room.

Arrangements to see the archives can be made by appointment, call (619) 460-4353 or email Please provide two weeks’ notice of your desired date.

Review our information about research rules and fee schedules  For additional information about our holdings, call or contact as above.

LGHS Archives at SDSU

Approximately twenty-five (25) linear feet of archival materials were transferred to San Diego State University in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. These materials are housed in the Special Collections & University Archives section of the University Library and are open for research.

The collections housed at the SDSU Library include: Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce Records (1922-1975), Lemon Grove Congregational Church Records (from 1894), Lemon Grove Coordinating Council Records (1959-1963), Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association Records (1908-1935), Lemon Grove Historical Society Formation Records (1978-79)

Donating to the Lemon Grove Historical Society Archives

The Society seeks to expand its holdings and welcomes donations of historical interest. Help us save the past.  See our Donate to the Collection  page for more information.

Lemon Grove Hardware Co.
Lemon Grove Sonka Bros' General Store
Atherton Chapel
First Prespaterian church LG
Levi Geer 1843-1898
Dr. Amorita Audrey Treganza
Gym class
Howard Hunter at Nursery, 1945
Packing House
Packing House
Packing House
Eduardo Treganza
Grammar School built 1924
Henry Hill