Johnny Cash Tribute & BBQ at Preston Castle

Ambrose Wong visited the Preston Castle for a Johnny Cash Tribute & BBQ event. Garavaglia Architecture has provided consulting services to the Foundation. The Castle is located in Ione, CA.

Preston Castle in Ione, CA.
Preston Castle in Ione, CA. Photo by Sarah Hahn.

Our project manager, Ambrose Wong, headed to a fun concert at Preston Castle this past weekend. The event was hosted by the Preston Castle Foundation and featured a Johnny Cash tribute band with James Garner. Ambrose says, the evening started off with a tri-tip barbecue and just “became better with the start of the music.” The event was a musical journey of Johnny Cash’s hits performed in the same style that they were originally performed. As the day came to a close, the bats came out and the resident white owl made its evening flight from the tower up lit by the building’s lights.

Preston Castle is a brick and stone Richardsonian Romanesque building constructed on land that was purchased from the Ione Coal & Iron Company to house the Preston School of Industry, established by the State Legislature to rehabilitate juvenile offenders. It served as the administrative building and is one of over a dozen associated buildings on the site.

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