Old Borges Ranch

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Old Borges Ranch
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Old Borges Ranch is located in California
Old Borges Ranch
Nearest city Walnut Creek, California
Coordinates 37°53′24.4″N 122°0′9.08″W / 37.890111°N 122.0025222°W / 37.890111; -122.0025222Coordinates: 37°53′24.4″N 122°0′9.08″W / 37.890111°N 122.0025222°W / 37.890111; -122.0025222
Area 393.8 acres (159.4 ha)
Architect Unknown
Architectural style redwood
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 81000147[1]
Added to NRHP July 7, 1981

The Old Borges Ranch, which is located at 1035 Castle Rock Road, Walnut Creek, California, is a 1,035 acres (419 ha) Historic District containing four contributing buildings. In 1899 Frank Borges purchased 700 acres (280 ha) for a cattle ranch and home for his family. The former ranch of early Walnut Creek pioneer Frank Borges is the home base for Walnut Creek's Shell Ridge Open Space activities. The ranch complex includes a blacksmith shop, numerous outbuildings, farm equipment displays, and a barn. The Borges family home, a five-room redwood structure has been beautifully renovated with period furnishings and artifacts, including a gleaming silver and black Stewart stove built in 1901, housing historical displays of the early 1900s. Since then, this house has withstood five generations of hard working, energetic, and proud Borgeses and now has come to life again as the Old Borges Ranchhouse and Visitor Center for the 2,600-acre (1,100 ha) Walnut Creek Open Space. Today, Borges Ranch serves as a ranger station, maintenance facility, and ranger residence.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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