“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Thousand Oaks in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Pederson Ranch House

California Lutheran University

Pederson Ranch House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
1. Pederson Ranch House Marker
When the college opened in 1961, the chicken coops located on the Pederson ranch were converted for campus use. F Building housed the campus coffee shop, which doubled as the cafeteria, and a full soda fountain, E Building served as the library; D Building comprised the science and math classrooms and offices; and G building contained classrooms.
The availability of homes in Thousand Oaks was limited in the early 1960s, so Kramer Court was constructed to serve as faculty housing for the newly established college. One apartment in the complex was always held open for guest lecturers and other visitors of note.
A swimming pool, once located behind Kramer Court, was the first facility to be built on the campus. It served as a gathering place for potential donors from churches throughout the Southland. It was removed in 1997 to make room for the Spies-Bornemann Center for Education and Technology.
Pederson ranch house, built in 1913, was the home of the Pederson Family. A Ventura County and City of Thousand Oaks Historical Landmark, the house was moved to its current location and renovated in 1986. It was originally located where
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Photographed By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
2. Marker and Ranch House
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the Ahmanson Science Center now stands.
Erected by California Lutheran University. (Marker Number 45.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ventura County Historical Landmarks series list.
Location. 34° 13.264′ N, 118° 52.64′ W. Marker is in Thousand Oaks, California, in Ventura County. Marker is at the intersection of Regent Avenue and Faculty Street, on the left when traveling north on Regent Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thousand Oaks CA 91360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Norwegian Grade (approx. 1.1 miles away); Santa Rosa School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Joel McCrea Ranch (approx. 1.8 miles away); Civic Center (approx. 2½ miles away); Hunt Olive Tree (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Janss House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lang Ranch (approx. 3.6 miles away); Stagecoach Inn (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thousand Oaks.
Regarding Pederson Ranch House. This is Ventura County Landmark No. 45.
Ranch House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
3. Ranch House
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2018. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on August 8, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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