Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society event Aug. 12 honors Lilian Rice

Lilian Rice surveys the lands of Rancho Santa Fe, circa 1927.
(Courtesy San Diego History Centre)

The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society is hosting “Historic Places – A Celebration of Master Architect Lilian Jeanette Rice” on Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club from 3-5 p.m.

Rice’s art and architectural prowess is what made Rancho Santa Fe the special place for which it is known. She expressed her architectural designs in a variety of Spanish Colonial Revival styles and her personal interpretation of a Spanish village.

The Aug. 12 presentation will be made by historian Vonn Marie May. May is a cultural landscape specialist and author of the book “Rancho Santa Fe.” Reservations are required and tickets are $20 for members and $25 for guests. Wine and light refreshments will be served.