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The George C. and Hazel H. Reeder Heritage Foundation

Throughout most of this past century the citrus industry flourished in the Inland Empire; today, this way of life has almost vanished.

The Reeder Ranch stands as one of the few final testaments to this glorious period in Southern California's early history.

This photo was taken at the City of Montclair's 50th Anniversary celebration held at the Reeder Ranch on April 25, 2006.

The George C. and Hazel H. Reeder Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation organized for public and charitable purposes under the Nonprofit Benefit Corporation Law.

 

The George C. and Hazel H. Reeder Foundation was established to preserve the heritage of the Reeder Family home and grove property located in the City of Montclair, California. The Foundation was established to preserve, restore, and manage the Reeder property as a historic site in order to educate local residents, visitors, and schoolchildren about the region’s citrus heritage as well as the history of the Reeder family. The Reeder homestead originally encompassed ten acres, from what is now Holt Boulevard south to the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way. The two-story Bungalow-style residence was moved to the site from the Chino area in 1901. In 1902 orange groves were established by John C. Reeder. Once the groves began producing, the fruit was taken to a local packing house for shipment throughout the United States.

Purpose of the George C. and Hazel H. Reeder Heritage Foundation:

  • Provide for the recognition, preservation, enhancement, and protection of objects, structures, property, and natural features that may reflect special elements of the property’s architectural, artistic, cultural, historical, political, social, and aesthetic heritage.
  • Promote public knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of Montclair’s historic and cultural heritage.
  • Promote the enjoyment and use of historic and cultural resources appropriate for the education and recreation of the public.
  • Promote historic preservation and the history of California orange groves.
  • Promote historic sites and the importance of the farming industry to the early Southern California economy.
  • Identify and record the history of events and persons of historical significance to the City of Montclair.

 

How you can help…

The Foundation is seeking funding to begin planning and restoration projects associated with the Reeder Family homestead.

If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution, please make checks payable to:

 

The George C. and Hazel H. Reeder Heritage Foundation

 

Checks can be mailed to:

The Reeder Heritage Foundation
Attn: Andrea Phillips
PO Box 2155
Montclair, CA 91763

 

For additional information contact:

Andrea Phillips at (909) 625-9474

If you would be interested in volunteering, please contact:

Ginger Eaton at (909) 983-4845

For additional information you can visit the Reeder Ranch website at: www.reederranch.org