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Heritage Square is an entire city block of restored 1876 to 1912 buildings that were prevalent in the shaping of Oxnard's history. Lovely gardens and walk ways meander through the 15 restored structures.

In 1985 Oxnard's Redevelopment Agency in concert with descendants of the families and business investors launched the Hertiage Square project in an effort to revitalize downtown Oxnard.

Turn of the century homes, and other structures such as a church, water tower and storehouse were all painstakingly dismantled, moved and re-assembled at the Hertiage Square site.

The "crown jewel" of the square is the "Justin Petit" home which was lovingly restored by a descendant of Mr Petit. He told me that when he was stripping off the wallpaper in the bedroom the essence of ladies perfume wafted out and whhen he was stripping the kitchen he could smell the scent of bacon and eggs!

The square is home to professional offices, a community theatre, The Elite Theatre, a visitor center and is available for special events, meetings and weddings. In the summertime on Friday evenings there is a concert series held in the central square.

Tours are available on Saturdays 10:00am to 2:00 pm

Address: 715 South A Street Oxnard, CA 93030
othercontact: The Elite Theatre 805 483 5118
Phone: 1 805 483 7960

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  • Updated Mar 11, 2005
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