Historic Shadelands Ranch
by Emerian Rich
Shadelands Ranch House is one of those places you might pass by in Walnut Creek and not even know it’s there, yet this historic house is a building block for all that Walnut Creek has come to be. The farm was established in 1856 by Hiram Penniman and became one of the first and largest farms in Ygnacio Valley. While much of the farm land has now been dedicated to the Shadelands Business Park, the main house remains as a testament to the Penniman’s impact on the area. Completed in 1903, the Colonial Revival house and museum is now the home of the Walnut Creek Historical…continue reading.