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The Bunkhouse was built in 1919. It was one of 3 building used to house workers. This bunkhouse served as a dormitory. It had 14 rooms. Each room was approx. 7 ft. by 13 ft. The Hull/Spalding family owned Rancho Sespe from 1895 until 1961. The ranch was deeded to the California Institute of Technology and later sold multiple times. The large ranch was divided into 40 acre parcels and sold off. The James P. Finch family bought the headquarters parcel and donated the Bunk House #2 to the Fillmore Historical Museum. It was moved in the middle of the night along highway 126 from Rancho Sespe to Fillmore.

The bunkhouse contains the museum office and gift shop, an accessioning office, women’s clothing room, native American artifacts display room, doll and toy display room, a military and fire and police department display room, and a room that hold the history of the Fillmore Insectary.


The Hinckley House was built in 1905 by Fillmore’s first dentist, Dr. Ira Hinckley and his wife Catherine, "Kate". It was originally located at First and Fillmore Street, but when the house was going to be demolished following the 1994 Northridge earthquake, the house was given to the Fillmore Historical Museum and moved down Fillmore Street and onto the present site. The house consists of a living room, dining room, bedroom, and kitchen as well as Dr. Ira Hinckley’s dental office. The bathroom originally was located outside. A lean-to was added at a later date to house the more modern bathroom, but it didn’t survive the earthquake. Very few of the items displayed in the house actually belonged to the Hinckley family, but were donated by many local families. 

Ira Hinckley’s father, Dr. J. P. Hinckley, was Fillmore’s first medical doctor and Ira’s son was a well-known artist, Lawrence Hinckley. Lawrence also had a ceramics studio that employed several local women. Green ware was hand painted, fired in a kiln and shipped all over the country. Much of the art work in the house was also done by Lawrence Hinckley.

Central Avenue, 1907

Legacy Bricks

How to Honor or Remember Someone Special

A special way to honor or remember a person or event.
Contact the museum and we will you send the necessary information
on how to order your own brick. You may also drop by the museum and see the bricks in person.
You may reach us at (805) 524-0948 or fillmore.museum@gmail.com

For a gift of $100, you can personalize a brick for yourself, friends, relatives, or anyone you want to honor or memorialize.

Your brick(s) will be placed in the Memorial Courtyard on the Museum campus.

We will send an acknowledgement card to the honoree, or a family member in the case of a memorial gift when you complete the information on the Legacy Brick application.


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