"'B' Street Barn'
12" x 18"
on 60# paper
framed or unframed
date completed: 8/1/2014
"'B' Street Barn"
I found this old barn in Old Town Murrieta when I went on an "artist's" day out, photographing old buildings. It became my favorite building subject to draw. The property had house, garage, this barn, a hay barn and a two-story structure that was most likely bunking quarters. Fenced paddocks stretched to the south.
After I took numerous pictures, explored the open barn, I returned once more to get more photos, and began drawing, I had a flashback in my memories.. This was the place my mother and I brought my sister Janice to, for a 4-H horse workshop. This used to be the old Shamel Ranch, which later moved to Cherry Valley. They must have raised thoroughbred race horses.
I called it "B" Street Barn, because it sounded alliterative, until I realized it was not on "B" street, but "C" street. "C" street and Clay Street in Murrieta, CA.
Sometime after 2012, I went to a book binder to have a few Bible covers repaired. I was told by the woman who lived a few blocks away that the barn burnt down. I drove by to look for myself, and all the buildings were totally gone, the ground looking bulldozed as if nothing had ever been there. Too bad. I would have liked to have bought the place, or at least taken the barn apart, and moved it to my property.
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