“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Modjeska Canyon in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Modjeska's Home

Modjeska's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 7, 2001
1. Modjeska's Home Marker
Inscription. Famous as the home of Madame Modjeska, one of the world's great actresses, it was designed by Stanford White in 1888 on property called the Forest of Arden. Sold soon after her retirement, it remains a monument to the woman who contributed immeasurably to the cultural life of Orange County.
Erected by California State Park Commission. (Marker Number 205.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 33° 42.573′ N, 117° 37.533′ W. Marker is near Modjeska Canyon, California, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Modjeska Canyon Road and Olive Hill Road, on the right when traveling east on Modjeska Canyon Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29042 Modjeska Canyon Road, Silverado CA 92676, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Death of the California Grizzly (approx. 2.7 miles away); Site of Carbondale (approx. 3 miles away); Silverado (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Serrano Adobe (approx. 5.7 miles away); Heritage Hill Historic Park
Modjeska's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Fay, October 31, 2009
2. Modjeska's Home Marker
(approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Heritage Hill Historic Park (approx. 5.7 miles away); Loma Hanging Tree (approx. 7.3 miles away); Fossil (approx. 8 miles away).
Regarding Modjeska's Home. This site is listed in the National Historic Landmark System (NHLS: 72000244), the National Register of Historic Places (NRIS: 72000244), and has been designated as a California Registered Historical Landmark.

National Historic Landmark Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 14, 1990):
Madame Helena Modjeska (1840-1909), the internationally renowned shakesperean actress and Polish patriot, was one of the first "stars" to settle in Southern Calfornia. The Modjeska House, located on the ranch she dubbed "The Forest of Arden" (from Shakespere's As You Like It), was her most important home (1888-1906) during her long years of exile. Design of the house is attributed to her friend, architect Stanford White (1853-1906).
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings
Helena Modjeska image. Click for full size.
3. Helena Modjeska
Fllores Peak image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 7, 2001
4. Fllores Peak
Located nearby is the Orange County landmark known as Flores Peak. It was named after the outlaw, Juan Flores, to commemorate the capture of much of the Flores gang although Flores himself escaped.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 562 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2. submitted on , by Mike Fay of Huntington Beach, California.   3. submitted on .   4. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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