Saved buildings
save our heritage organisation logo

Yahoo  MSN  Google

The Ranch House at Warner's

After nearly 100 years of deterioration the 1858 Vincenta Carrillo adobe at Warner's Ranch (Rancho Valle de San José) has begun its journey back to a state of preservation and restoration. This journey began when SOHO added the adobe to our Most Endangered list in 2000 and it was stated to be the "most important unprotected historic site in San Diego County." After reading this, The San Diego Foundation President and CEO, Bob Kelly asked Associate Vice President, Adrienne Vargas in Fund Services, to contact their donor base. This was successful and an anonymous donor came forward with $75,000.00 toward the effort. Vista Irrigation District (VID) on whose property the adobe is contributed another $75,000.00. Since then, County of San Diego historian Dr. Lynne Christenson, County Supervisor Bill Horn and others have raised the total to more than $300,000.00. This money has been used to complete stabilization and initial restoration of the house and timber frame barn. Ione Steigler of IS Architecture is leading the project along with team members Melvyn Green for structural engineering and general contractor Mark Sauer, Archeologist Steven Van Wormer, Susan Walter, Sue Wade and a host of volunteers are doing the archeological work.

This is a great beginning for this important building and site. It will take at least twice the amount of money raised to date to complete the restoration and implement the interpretive plan. We all are actively seeking funds to complete this extremely important project. Please help in any way you can.

For more information please contact Dr. Lynne Christenson at (619) 472-2734 or SOHO.

2005 - Volume 36, Issue 1


VIEW digital online version

Preservation Wins and Winners

Happy New Year!

The Ranch House at Warner's

Progress Report on Red Roost/Red Rest

Balboa Theatre

SOHO Files Suit in Del Mar to Stop Demolition

2004 Historical Landmarks

Mission Hills Heritage

SOHO would like to extend appreciation

In Memoriam

Adobe Chapel of the Immaculate Conception

Our Wish List for the Adobe Chapel

Thank You's

Adobe Chapel Welcomes the Old Town Community

An Exciting Opportunity for Volunteers

Bringing History Alive at the Whaley House

Who is the Chinese Gardener at the Whaley House?

Cheap San Diego Housing

Resource Directory (33-page pdf)

Four Treatment Approaches

Yeah, yeah, yeah - Modernism Rocks!

Some Like It Preserved

People In Preservation

Getting to Know Your SOHO Staff

Houses Available, Must be Moved

Notice: Date Moved for SOHO Board Directors Meetings

Notice to all Members with email

Found San Diego

Strength in Numbers

Lost San Diego

VIEW digital online version

DOWNLOAD full magazine as pdf (4.3mb)


2476 San Diego Avenue · San Diego CA 92110 · Phone (619) 297-9327
Home | Contact