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End of an era, Old Town Temecula architect Bob Morris dies


Last updated 11/29/2018 at 6:44pm

Shane Gibson

Bob Morris, pictured here in November 2017, looked forward to providing his vision to Hotel Temecula owners Richard Beck and Chris Greer in constructing a building with re-purposed material that will pay homage to his first Temecula creation, the Butterfield Square.

Bob Morris, the man known for being a visionary artist and architect of much of Old Town Temecula, has died. He was 85.

Morris, who was also one of the founders of the Temecula Tractor Race, died Nov. 21, according to Temecula Valley Historical Society President Rebecca Farnbach.

"While some of us are concerned about saving historic documents, photos and stories, Bob was driven to salvage architectural components, lest they be forgotten, and to work them into present day fixtures that would support and embellish designs in public places," Farnbach said.

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