Historic Homes & Properties


Getting Started

Interested in finding our more about a home or property in Escondido? Watch the video below to see local historian Lucy Berk outline how to get started researching a property.




City of Escondido Parcel Lookup
Search by address to determine Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) or vice versa to determine corresponding address to an APN.

San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk records online
Search for records by APN, names of homeowners, type of document, etc. Results will not display the actual record but rather give information about which records are relevant to your search. It is a useful first step before making a visit to the county office. Search results will only display from 1970 to present.

San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk office location
 A North County branch is located in San Marcos for convenience.

Old Escondido Historic District
 The local organization has wonderful resources for home research and preservation.

Pioneer Room
Visit the Pioneer Room to view Escondido City Directories, articles from the Escondido Times-Advocate, Historic Homes & Properties Clipping Filesand other resources to aid in your research.

Advanced Research 

We have a comprehensive research guide for all things Escondido, California. If you're passionate about delving into the past, discovering local history, or conducting in-depth research, this guide is your key to unlocking a trove of information. Learn how to explore maps, newspapers, census records, photographs, and more. These guide is great for those hard to find searches!

Click here to access the PDF and start your journey into the past today!

2023 Calendars

Featuring historic Escondido photos found in the Pioneer Room collection. Proceeds go to providing local history and genealogy events and paying for archival materials.