The City of Rancho Santa Fe has roots back to 1836 when Juan Osuna, one of San Diego’s first Alcades, developed Rancho Santa Deguito. He built several adobes, one of which is still standing today as part of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Osuna passed away in 1851.
In 1906 the Santa Fe Railway began growing Eucalyptus trees for railroad timber. By 1915 the project proved a failure due to drought and frost bite. The land forever changed by the planting of the trees. The Santa Fe Improvement Company hired LG Sinnard, a renowned land expert in 1921 and planned the community which was heavily influenced with the Spanish design from Osuna.
As the property was sold, buyers were required to agree to restriction on what they were and were not able to do with the property. The Rancho Santa Fe Covenant was assembled to govern these restrictions and the downtown area of Rancho Santa Fe became known as The Covenant.
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