DeTurk Round Barn 

DeTurk Round Barn Welcomes Public

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony ~ March 17, 2011


SANTA ROSA, CA (February 28, 2011) The City of Santa Rosa will host a ribbon cutting ceremony  and grand opening celebration on Thursday, March 17, 2011 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at DeTurk Round Barn, 819 Donahue Street, Santa Rosa. After eleven months of renovation, the Round Barn will now be available for public rentals including meetings, weddings and classes.

 In 2007, the City of Santa Rosa received funds from the CCHE (California Cultural and Historic Endowment) to renovate, restore and stabilize the interior of DeTurk Round Barn. DeTurk Round Barn is included in the National Register of Historic Places, the California Register of Historical Resources as a local historic landmark property and is part of the historic West End Neighborhood. The DeTurk Round Barn is one of eleven barns built in a polygonal/round style in the state of California and is one of only two completely round structures. A total of three polygonal/round barns are located in Sonoma County, but only the DeTurk Round Barn is the only round or polygonal barn under public ownership and open to the public. The DeTurk Round Barn is one of the last examples of its type of architecture in California and quite probably in the western United States. The barn was built in 1891 for DeTurk’s prize winning trotting horses including Anteeo, a prize winning stallion.

Isaac DeTurk was a vineyard owner and one of the first and largest winery owners in the county. He owned 140-acre Yulupa Ranch in Bennett Valley until 1885 and quickly purchased 1,200 acres of Los Guilicos Rancho east of Kenwood, California. His wine production began with 160 gallons of white wine and blossomed from there. His largest winery, located at Donahue and West Eighth streets in downtown Santa Rosa, was equipped with 640,000 gallons of cooperage and had a storage capacity of a million gallons. He was a commissioner at the State Viticultural Commission.

For more information about renting DeTurk Round Barn, please visit www.srcity.org/deturkroundbarn or email rentdeturnkroundbarn@srcity.org.

The City of Santa Rosa is dedicated to providing affordable recreation programs and park services for the entire community. Complete information related to Recreation, Parks and Community Services, programs, events and more is available at www.santarosarec.com or by calling the Finley Community Center at 707.543.3737.