Our Namesake: The Historic Witter Ranch Farm

Witter Ranch Ironwork

Witter Ranch Ironwork

The Witter Ranch community has many homes surrounded by Witter Ranch Elementary School and Witter Ranch Park right beside it — but how did these central neighborhood features and our neighborhood association get their names?

The Edwin Witter Ranch complex, located at 3480 Witter Way at the southwestern corner of our boundary, consists of six buildings, including the main residence which was constructed in 1934 in a style reflective of the time plus some Spanish/Mediterranean influences. The original residence building, still standing today northeast of the main residence, is a modest bungalow type structure with some Craftsman styles built between 1918 and 1921.

For more information about the Witter Ranch property, download the Interior Department’s Registration Form and Photographs.