#626:  Bancroft Ranch House

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End of Memory Lane, Spring Valley



State Plaque


San Diego Historical Society info

Brief history of the ranch


Access to the site is restricted by hours of operation. The 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.

©2009 David Schmitt