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Point San Luis Lightstation Horn House Restoration

For The Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers

In 2007, the Hind Foundation granted $106,000 to Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers (Lighthouse Keepers) for the complete restoration of the historic, farmhouse-styled 1890 Horn House, which was a portion of the Point San Luis Lightstation restoration project. Initially known as the Whistle House, the Horn House was once the means for audio communication to navigate vessels at sea. As renovated, the Horn House now provides a historic reference for individuals to go back in time, learn from, and experience the history of the Central Coast as it was back in the early 20th century – a time of kerosene lanterns and sea travel.   

Noteworthy Outcomes
•    Revenue Stream

The restoration transformed the historic structure into a working museum, gift shop, and hall that the Lighthouse Keepers rents out for social gatherings and weddings, generating revenue stream to help maintain the history of the Point San Luis Lightstation.

•    Guided Tours
Central Coast locals and visitors can now take guided tours – by foot or by trolley – up a beautiful mountain to Point San Luis Lighthouse where they can enjoy breathtaking views stretching from Avila Beach to Vandenberg Air Force Base and witness the whales, sea lions, and otters that inhabit the coast.


Area of Funding: Historical Landmark Restoration
Type of Funding: Standard Grant
Amount Funded: $106,000
Year Funded: 2007
Year Completed: 2007

About the Organization
The Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers
Near Avila Beach
San Luis Obispo County, CA 0
(805) 540-5771

The Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers is a non-profit organization established in 1995 to provide the leadership, talent, and organization to restore and maintain the Point San Luis Lightstation.