Cummins’ house on Benton Road to be torn down

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This French Valley home, locally known as the Cummins house and constructed in the early 1900s, is located at the intersection of Benton and Pourroy roads. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Valley News Staff Known as the Cummins house, this old house on Benton Road dates back to the early 20th century. It will likely be torn down, as the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a general plan amendment and new specific plan in August 2020 that will pave the way for the lot it sits on at the corner of Benton and Pourroy roads to be subdivided into 140 residential units. Rebecca Marshall Farnbach with the Temecula Valley Historical Society relayed this information shared by Annie Borel, a longtime resident of French Valley whose family has lived there for generations: “She says the Cummins house was once evaluated, and it is declared no longer historic because of the many alterations done to it through the years,” Farnbach said. “The current owner feels ent
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