NO. 626 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.
9050 Memory Lane, Spring Valley, CA 91977
The museum and grounds are open Friday through Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Caretaker and Historian, Jim Van Meter, was full of interesting information about the history of The Bancroft Museum. Call him for an entertaining tour. (619-469-1480)