#0626 Bancroft Ranch House


#0626 Bancroft Ranch House

Site information:

End of Memory Lane, Spring Valley

Access to the site is restricted by hours of operation.


Plaque information:

State plaque incorrectly lists the site as #656.

Plaque text:

Bancroft Ranch House

Adobe built about 1863 by A. S. Ensworth. Home of Capt. Rufus K. Porter and family. Curved timbers brought from the Clarissa Andrews, famed coaling hulk formerly of the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. Historian Hubert Howe Bancroft later owned this estate and here wrote a part of his monumental History of California.

Marker placed by San Diego County Board of Supervisors and the Historical Markers Committee. Erected 1958.

Registered 1/13/1958