November 8 Field Trip Will Feature W.K. Kellogg House in Pomona

Posted by on Oct 14, 2018 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Historic Homes, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Our annual field trip on Thursday, November 8, will be a visit to cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg’s West Coast retreat, an 8,777 square-foot house built in 1926 at a cost of $150,000.  The home sits on the northern edge of the Cal Poly Pomona campus. The Kellogg ranch became well known in Southern California for its horse exhibitions and breeding program.  It was also a venue for the Kelloggs to entertain assorted Hollywood celebrities and to...

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Historical Society April Meeting Will Feature Relatives of Dana Point Pioneer Anna G. Walters

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Events, Featured, Historic Designation Registry, Historic Homes, Preservation, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m., the Dana Point Historical Society will present a program to highlight our new museum exhibit featuring the early 20th century contributions of Anna G. Walters (pictured left, c. 1918) to the Dana Point area.  Anna was one of the earliest investors and real estate purveyors of Dana Point.  Most of you know her as the owner of the Blue Fountain Lunch building, which is now Coastal Kitchens restaurant. However,...

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Field Trip to Historic Heritage Square and Grier Musser Museum on Saturday, November 5

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in Events, Featured, Historic Homes, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

 Heritage Square Museum (http://heritagesquare.org/about) transports visitors to the end of the 19th century, when California was a fledgling state and the former cow town El Pueblo de Los Angeles began shaping itself into the metropolis it is today. The museum is not housed in one building but is actually eight different historic structures constructed during the Victorian Era.  The buildings were saved from demolition and are now used to...

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Join Us November 14 for Our Annual Field Trip

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Events, Historic Homes, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

This year, we are featuring a walk through the historic area of Rancho Santa Fe.  Our bus will leave from the Strands parking lot promptly at 9 AM (please arrive 20 minutes early).  Upon arrival, we will be met by our guide, local historian Von Marie May, who will take us on a walking tour through historic Rancho Santa Fe and the Inn. You may brown-bag a lunch or join us at Morgan Run Club & Resort.  Reservations are required for lunch...

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2015 Home Tour, Sunday, October 11, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in Events, Featured, Historic Homes, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Historic Homes & Hidden Treasures of Capistrano Beach Visit the charming tree-lined streets of Capistrano Beach and six of its historic homes and gardens. You will go behind the gates and through private doors and into hidden gardens for special views of these lovely homes treasured by their owners.      The famous Doheny Cottage and Gep’s Folly, built by the well-known antiquarian Gep Durenberger and now owned by a proprietor of...

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