The Places of Ross
For a small town, Ross is full of many interesting places!
While specific borders are not always clear, there are a number of distinct neighborhoods in town, each with a unique character and history. Read about some of them here. Details on many can also be found in our book, Ross, California: The People, the Places, the History.
The Marin Art and Garden Center
Dedicated in 1945, the Marin Art and Garden Center, also called MAGC, has been a local fixture and has hosted a multitude of events and people, contributing much to the history of Marin and the greater Bay Area. The Moya del Pino Library, later joined by the Ross Historical Society, was housed in the Octagon House on the MAGC grounds from its inception in 1969 through 2021.
THE BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS: A number of talented designers worked on the Center over the years. Read about:
THE PEOPLE: Many people contributed their time and talents to the Marin Art and Garden Center. Read about Adaline Kent and Her Two Ladies.
Places to Visit
A popular venue is Natalie Coffin Greene Park, at the end of Lagunitas Road. This is a popular entry point for visiting Phoenix Lake, the Porteous Cabin and Mount Tamalpais.
There is another magic garden in Ross. Read about it in Finding the Magic Garden.
Take a walk to see some of the Outdoor Art in Ross.
The Town Hall and Fire Station have been local landmarks since the 1920s. Read about the Town of Ross Buildings and the mysterious Mr. White.