Timber School

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Demolition of non-historic structures within 50 feet of historic structures is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 7:00 a.m.  City staff will be on-site to monitor this work. There may be other activity on the site sooner, but not within the 50-foot perimeter. For questions or concerns, please contact Stephen Kearns, Senior Planner skearns@toaks.org.

Current Work to Preserve Historic Structures 

Demolition at the privately-owned site of the Timber Schoolhouse and auditorium buildings, involves removal of only non-historic structures. The Municipal Code sets guidelines for preservation and alteration to cultural resources, including the two historic buildings on this property. The City is monitoring the work to ensure there are no impacts to protected buildings. For questions or concerns, please contact Senior Planner Stephen Kearns (skearns@toaks.org).

View a map of the Timber School Site Work

Original Timber School PhotoAbout the Timber School House

Located at 1872 Newbury Rd., the Timber School House was constructed in 1924 and the Auditorium in 1948. The buildings were designated by The Cultural Heritage Board in July of 2004.

The Timber School building was designed in the Mission Revival architectural style by Roy C. Wilson, the first licensed architect in Ventura County. It is the oldest original school and public building in the Conejo Valley. Children of early Conejo Valley ranchers, including the Borchard, Haigh, Hays, Kelley, Janss, and Olsen families, attended the school.