The Reeder Citrus Ranch depicts a way of life that has been almost entirely lost; it is therefore important to the local history of the region to have it preserved for future generations.

—George C. and Hazel H. Reeder Heritage Foundation

Welcome to the Reeder Ranch

Reeder Citrus Ranch ca. 2010

Quick Info: The Reeder Citrus Ranch was purchased in 1900 by John C. Reeder, the property at 4405 Holt Boulevard, Montclair, Ca was owned and occupied by members of the Reeder family for more than a century. Originally five acres in size, and later increased to ten acres in 1905, the Reeder Ranch is exemplary of the family owned citrus farms that dominated the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Valleys for the first half of the 20th century. The ranch today is one and a quarter acres in size and retains the original Reeder house, a barn, several ancillary structures and remnants of the citrus grove.

The Reeder Ranch is owned and maintained by the George C. and Hazel H. Reeder Heritage Foundation. The property, although reduced in size, is virtually unchanged since its period of significance, and thus is exceptionally important in telling the story of Montclair’s citrus past. With citrus acreage long ago depleted, there are very few properties left in the San Bernardino Valley that can so effectively tell the story of this important chapter of the area’s history.

George Reeder in Citrus Groves ca. 1938

After a decade of discussions with family members, friends, and City of Montclair officials, the Reeder family decided to donate the Reeder Citrus Ranch. The non-profit George C. and Hazel H. Reeder Heritage Foundation was created to preserve the Reeder Citrus Ranch as a public historic site and museum. In addition to the historic structures and grounds, collections include archival materials comprised of photos, family and ranch records, pay records for ranch/grove workers, birth certificates, and personal correspondence. The collection also includes business records for the Palomares and Del Monte irrigation Companies. Rounding-out the extensive collection are furniture, house wares, clothing, recreational gear, and farming equipment.