Old Borges Ranch

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Old Borges Ranch
Old Borges Ranch (Walnut Creek, CA).JPG
Old Borges Ranch is located in California
Old Borges Ranch
Old Borges Ranch is located in the United States
Old Borges Ranch
LocationContra Costa County, California
Nearest cityWalnut Creek
Coordinates37°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
Area393.8 acres (159.4 ha)
Architectural styleredwood
NRHP reference No.81000147[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 7, 1981

The Old Borges Ranch is a historic district in Walnut Creek, California. It covers an area of 1,035 acres (419 ha). There are four contributing buildings.

In 1899, Frank Borges bought 700 acres (280 ha). He used it for a cattle ranch and a home for his family. The ranch has a blacksmith shop, farm equipment displays, a barn, and other buildings. One of those buildings is the Borges family home. The home has five rooms. It is made of redwood. Five generations of the Borges family lived in the house. It is now the Old Borges Ranchhouse and Visitor Center. Today, rangers live and work at the ranch.

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  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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