The Historical Society is excited to announce that we have entered into a long term right-of-entry agreement with the City of Roseville to access this historic property for renovation purposes.

Our volunteer efforts on-site will involve the grounds initially. At one time this property was in a beautiful state, with flowers, a garden, beautiful greenery and landscaping. Our initial efforts will be to regain some or all of that beauty!

The buildings themselves are in quite the state of disrepair. The two 1879 structures, the smokehouse and cooler are brick buildings and are rapidly falling apart. The smokehouse will likely need to be dismantled and rebuilt. The house has the original 1879 structure within it, and it has been remodeled throughout the years with the last major renovation occurring in 1949. Much TLC will need to be applied to this old home.

The City has recently completed a $250,000 restoration effort that included replacing the roofs on both the main house and brick cooler, and ensured that critically needed stabilization was performed on the pillars and throughout the main home.

The property and its buildings have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is indeed a jewel in Roseville’s crown!

Volunteers for working on the property, fundraising, and in-kind trade are being sought. If you’re a gardner, and/or have access to professional lawn maintenance equipment, we would especially welcome your support!

Please email us at your name, email address and home address, if you would like to be included on the mailing list for volunteer opportunities. We are looking forward to working with you in the effort to save this unique, historic property.

Thank you!

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SmokeHouse on Fiddyment property

SmokeHouse on Fiddyment property

Walter fiddyment and family at the ranch house, circa 1895

Walter fiddyment and family at the ranch house, circa 1895