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San Buenaventura Conservancy

P.O Box 23263

Ventura, CA 93002

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"Historic Preservation is about managing change, not preventing it."
Linda Dishman, L.A. Conservancy, quoted from L.A. Times, 07.10.10

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Welcome to the San Buenaventura Conservancy website. Please enjoy the histories, photos, landmarks and historic preservation tools we have gathered in our pages.

We look forward to your participation in our programs and events, and hope you become a member to help support the valuable historic and pre-historic landmarks in our area.

Visit our ever-expanding collection on historic photos on our Facebook page at


SBC supports the preservation of architecturally and historically significant homes, including barns...
Houses proposed for historic site draw opposition
By: Claudia Boyd-Barrett,

Description: A developer's plan to build 53 houses on the site of a historic property that once belonged to the co-founder of Union Oil and Limoneria has drawn opposition from some residents.

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Ivy Lawn Memorial Park and The San Buenaventura conservancy will host a book launch for “A Place for All Time: The History of Ivy Lawn Memorial Park” on Sunday Oct. 25, 2015

From 2-4 p.m. in the afternoon at the George Power Building/Senior Employment Center, 420 E. Santa Clara St., Downtown Ventura next to the Masons Lodge.

Admission is free, and all who attend will receive a free copy of the book, and the opportunity to purchase additional copies at $25 each (regular price $29.95). Author Cynthia Thompson will deliver a power-point presentation on Ivy Lawn, followed by a question-and-answer session with Thompson and photographer/publisher Stephen Schafer, who will sign copies of the book. Book designer Sherry Schafer and editor Donald Scott also will be present.

For more information, email ms.history2050@gmail.com


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