The Tenant Era


The Tenant Era: 1890-1929

Bixby House, Tenant EraAs sheep ranching gave way to land development, the Bixbys moved to town and let the adobe house to tenants.

The garden use changed, and row crops replaced ornamental plants. The fence now served as a corral, keeping livestock in rather than protecting the garden from their grazing.

Bixby House, Tenant Era

Bixby House, Tenant Era

Bixby House, Tenant Era