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Rancho Nipomo Dana Adobe

For Rancho Nipomo Dana Adobe

In 2008, the Hind Foundation granted $122,000 to the Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos for the restoration of the Captain William G. Dana family residence. The Dana Adobe is a 13-room adobe residence, the original construction of which began in 1839 and was completed in 1851. The adobe is distinguished as the most historic residence in the County of San Luis Obispo, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is designated a California State Historic Landmark (No. 1033).

Noteworthy Outcomes
•    Restoration Phase 3 (of 4) Complete

An $861,167 award helped fund the acquisition of 29 acres around the adobe that is now owned by DANA and protected in perpetuity. The award also funded phase three of the four-phase adobe restoration plan currently under way.
•    An Educational Tool
The plans for the historical park are to recreate Rancho Nipomo much as it was in the mid-nineteenth century and to conduct living history presentations that will not only instruct but also involve visitors in the culture and activities of the times.


Area of Funding: Historical Landmark Restoration
Type of Funding: Standard Grant
Amount Funded: $122,000
Year Funded: 2008
Year Completed: 2008

About the Organization
Rancho Nipomo Dana Adobe
671 S. Oakglen Avenue
Nipomo, CA 93444
(805) 929-5679

The Rancho Nipomo Dana Adobe is nonprofit, community-based organization who works to restore, interpret and share the Dana Adobe and the 129 acre Adobe Park.