Bancroft Ranch House’s 150th Anniversary

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Celebrating 150 years, the Spring Valley Historical Society funded a photography contest that consisted of high school youths for the Bancroft Adobe Ranch House. First Vice-president Kathy Heath and Monte Vista High School teacher of photography Karen Breedlove brainstormed to make this a special occasion. Several youths presented photos of the Bancroft Adobe House. Money and certificates were awarded to the winners.

Celebrating 150 years, the Spring Valley Historical Society funded a photography contest that consisted of high school youths for the Bancroft Adobe Ranch House. First Vice-president Kathy Heath and Monte Vista High School teacher of photography Karen Breedlove brainstormed to make this a special occasion. Several youths presented photos of the Bancroft Adobe House. Money and certificates were awarded to the winners.

Winners included Falon Bruce, 1st place, Joseph Ross, 3rd, Leahnne Godoy, 2nd, Faith Foster, Honorable Mention, Kyle. Photos, old and the new are intertwined in the history of this adobe home.

Adobe Ranch House became a California Historical Landmark in 1958 and then a National Historic Landmark in 1962. Built by Angustus Ensworth in 1856, this structure is made from timbers salvaged from a shipwreck in San Diego Bay.