Camarillo Ranch House
The Camarillo House is a Queen Anne Victorian style home, and was built in 1892 by Adolfo and several other workers; the house was a cultural and social hub that was the center of the ranch. Adolfo enlisted the services of Architects Franklin Ward and Herman Anlauf. Adolfo used the Camarillo Ranch mostly for growing crops. His main crops were lima beans, barley, corn, alfalfa, walnuts, and citrus. According to Carol Yung, board member and tour guide for the Camarillo Ranch Foundation, some of the land that Adolfo Camarillo owned was in the Mission Oaks and Leisure Village area of the city of Camarillo, California. After he died in 1958, the land went to his family. After some family deaths, times were tough, so the family had to sell off bits of land due to death taxes and gave land to St. John Cemetery.
In 2001 it was opened to the public for weddings, receptions, and filming after roughly 1.5 million dollars and over 10,000 volunteered hours were put in and invested.
The city of Camarillo restored the exterior and foundation of the Camarillo House in 1999-2000. This renovation included numerous upgrades, exterior lighting, and a ranch style fence around the perimeter as well as a new roof and utilities. Today, the city of Camarillo funds basic maintenance. The Camarillo Ranch Foundation has restored the entire interior of the Camarillo House. None of this could be done if it were not for the generous donations and support from volunteers within the community. The foundation worked on matching specific styles of the rooms in order to match what they could have looked like when Adolfo and his family had lived there. The grand reopening of the Camarillo House took place in 2001.
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