Fire destroys barn on former Dalido Ranch property

February 9, 2019

A fire destroyed an historic barn on the former Dalidio Ranch on Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo Friday night. [Cal Coast Times]

At about 9:35 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a fire on the site of developer Gary Grossman’s San Luis Ranch project. While the barn was destroyed, firefighters were able to protect two other historic buildings on the property

In the 1800s, the barn was used as a viewing and staging area for horse races. Because of the construction of the San Luis Ranch development, the developer was in the process of moving the historically designated barn.

The ranch is a 131-acre property between Highway 101 and Madonna Road.

Plans for San Luis Ranch include constructing 580 homes on 40 acres, 200,000 square feet of commercial space, 150,000 square feet of office space and a 200-room hotel.

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1. Cut the trees so the fire can’t jump to “wanted

” buildings.

2. Set fire to the barn.

…Grossman has a bridge he’d like to sell to our community.

What a tragedy! What a mystery!

Some person(s) looked at a some horse(s) in that barn a long time ago. I’m sure the descendants of that/those person/persons and/or horses will be heartbroken.

Won’t be surprised if this is like the Alex’s BBQ building in Shell Beach, an oops by the contractor and a promise to rebuild it. It usually is a lot cheaper to rebuild than move an old building.

First the trees, then the barn. How interesting this “development” has become.

I would bet on it being grossman, that building has been there for a 100 years and the last 40 or 50 served as a ranch shop and it never had problems and now all of a sudden it does.

FBD — Fire By Developer…

Did the San Luis Ranch Master Plan require the developer to preserve the barn? If so, what a surprise this is…