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DJ Ranch Formerly: Kent Farm

Built - 1900

 
 
DJ Ranch Formerly: Kent Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, June 17, 2014
1. DJ Ranch Formerly: Kent Farm Marker
Inscription. Original home and peach orchards of Walter Kent and Family. Purchased by present owners in 1963. Became horse and cattle ranch known as DJ Ranch.
 
Erected by City of Poway. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Location. 32° 58.589′ N, 117° 1.859′ W. Marker is in Poway, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Poway Valley Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13881 Poway Valley Road, Poway CA 92064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dearborn Memorial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Porter House (approx. half a mile away); Baldwin Locomotive No. 3 (approx. half a mile away); City of Poway Veterans Park (approx. half a mile away); Nelson House (approx. half a mile away); Templars Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Flint Farm (approx. 1.1 miles away); Community Church of Poway (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Poway.
 
Regarding DJ Ranch Formerly: Kent Farm. Formerly known as the Walter Kent Farm, the wooden farmhouse was originally the home of the Walter Kent family, who moved to Poway sometime after 1882 to join Walter's parents, Lydia and
DJ Ranch Formerly: Kent Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, June 17, 2014
2. DJ Ranch Formerly: Kent Farm Marker
Horace Kent. The house dates from the late 1890s to early 1900. The Johnson family, owners of the present D.J. Ranch, purchased the property in 1963 for use as a horse and cattle ranch. In the early 1970s, the Johnsons sold a portion of the property to the Poway Valley Riders Association for use as a horse facility; in 1987 another portion was sold to a developer. The house boasts original stonework on the front porch, an original well and barn, a bathtub, walkway and thick walls.
Source: Brochure entitled, "Old Poway Historical Sites: The Historical Marker Project, Designed to safeguard the City's historical heritage and to foster civic pride in the character and accomplishments of Poway's past." A project of the Community Services Department of the City of Poway, California, and the Poway Museum.
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
DJ Ranch House image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, June 17, 2014
3. DJ Ranch House
DJ Ranch Barn image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, June 17, 2014
4. DJ Ranch Barn
DJ Ranch Gate image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, June 17, 2014
5. DJ Ranch Gate
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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