Visit the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society to get the most detailed information about Lillian Rice and her buildings and homes that are still being enjoyed today. Beginning in the 1920s, pioneering female architect Lilian Rice had—and continues to have—a huge influence on the ambience of Rancho Santa Fe with her distinctive Spanish Colonial Revival style. She designed the La Flecha House, which is now home to the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Association . “I found joy at Rancho Santa Fe,” the late Rice once said. “Every environment there calls for simplicity and beauty—the gorgeous natural landscape, the gently broken topography, the nearby mountains.” She was the designer of almost all of the Ranch buildings that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. While many of these are buildings in the Village, there are also private estates among them.
September 9, 2010