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All of these buildings were threatened by the recent wildfires. The fire burned literally within inches of several sites.

These are some of the very few remaining historic sites that survive; we lost a tremendous number of historic resources in this disaster and we must do whatever we can to protect the last vestiges of San Diego's backcountry heritage.

Without proper steps being taken to survey, document, and provide adequate protection these sites could well become victims of the next fire.

Rancho Guejito - Aerial view showing the Rancho and historic buildings intact.

Bellinger House - Built c. 1880's, Bonita; De Luz Hot Springs Hotel - Built 1881.

Old Schoolhouse - c. 1890's, Lyons Valley; Adobe Chapel - c.1880's, Pauma Indian reservation.

Silvas/Osuna Adobe - Built c. 1831, Rancho San Dieguito, (Rancho Santa Fe); Rockwood Ranch House - 1881, read about this historic ranch online in our inaugural issue of Our Heritage magazine.

Trussell House - 1890's, San Pasqual, protected by surrounding orange groves; Pala Mission - 1820's.

Sawday barn - c. 1900 at Witch Creek. Fires burned very close to this historic complex; With fire damage all around the c.1890's Johnson/Marchus house, it was the sole 19th century survivor on the South side of the San Pasqual Valley.

Sawday House - c. 1882; Warnock Adobe - Built 1856 on Rancho Santa Teresa. Witch Creek fire burned up to the house.

More about the wildfires

2007 - Volume 38, Issue 3/4


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From the Editor

Reconstructing Balboa Park's "Dream City"
Names & Milestones in the History of Prado Buildings

10 Vanished Balboa Park Landmarks

Historic Losses: Fires Devastate San Diego San Diego County's Historic Sites

California Tile: Our Claim to Tile Fame

The Use of Tile in the Home

Tile Resources

President's Message


In Memoriam - Beth Montes

The Beth Montes Memorial Internship & Outreach Fund

Book Reviews

Letters to the Editor

Lost San Diego

Strength in Numbers


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