#0982 Historic Planned Community of Rancho Santa Fe


#0982 Historic Planned Community of Rancho Santa Fe

Site information:

On lawn between Avenida de Acacias and La Gracia, Rancho Santa Fe


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe began as Rancho San Dieguito, a land grant of nearly 9,000 acres made to Juan Maria Osuna in 1845. The Santa Fe Railway Company later used the land to plant thousands of eucalyptus trees for use as railroad ties. In the 1920s Rancho Santa Fe became one of the state's first planned communities unified by a single architectural theme, the Spanish Colonial Revival. Lilian Rice, one of California's first successful women architects, supervised the development and designed many of the buildings.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society and the Rancho Santa Fe Association, June 2, 1989.

Registered 2/17/1989