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Ventura in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Olivas Adobe

 
 
Olivas Adobe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
1. Olivas Adobe Marker
Inscription. This adobe is the only early two-story adobe in the Santa Clara River Valley. A small one-story adobe, built in 1837 was enlarged in 1849 by Don Raimundo Olivas: a prosperous cattle rancher. Continuous use has preserved the adobe for public viewing.
 
Erected 1976 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of San Buenaventura. (Marker Number 115.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 34° 14.619′ N, 119° 14.579′ W. Marker is in Ventura, California, in Ventura County. Marker can be reached from Olivas Park Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker and adobe are located at the Olivas Adobe Historic Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura CA 93001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Olivas Adobe (a few steps from this marker); Ventura County Courthouse (approx. 3.9 miles away); San Buenaventura Mission Cross (approx. 4.2 miles away); Familia Diaz Cafe
Olivas Adobe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
2. Olivas Adobe Marker
This exhibit building is dedicated to Major Max C. Fleischman for his interest in developing this site for puiblic recreation and cultural preservation. The surrounding gardens and exhibit building have been made into a living museum for future generations to study the historical legacy of the San Buenaventura area.
(approx. 12.9 miles away); Birthplace of Union Oil Company of California (approx. 13 miles away); Saint Francis Dam Disaster Memorial (approx. 13 miles away); Portolá Expedition (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
Regarding Olivas Adobe. Joseph R. Knowland writes in California - A Landmark History, published in 1941:
Three miles from Ventura is the Olivas Adobe, well preserved. The building was constructed in the '40's. It is a pretentious two-story building built by Don Raymundo Olivas, who was born in Los Angeles in 1801. These were the days before birth control and twenty-one children were born to the Olivas family in his home. They were famous for lavish entertainment for which early Californians were noted. The owner was instrumental in putting down a Mission Indian insurrection.
 
Also see . . .  Olivas Adobe Historical Park. Links are provided for the history of the adobe, a virtual tour with photos, and additional information. (Submitted on January 4, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
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The Fountain Gate image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
3. The Fountain Gate
Olivas Adobe image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
4. Olivas Adobe
Olivas Adobe image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
5. Olivas Adobe
Olivas Adobe Dining Room image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
6. Olivas Adobe Dining Room
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By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
7. Olivas Adobe
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By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
8. Olivas Adobe
Adobe Oven image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
9. Adobe Oven
Courtyard and Bell Gate image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
10. Courtyard and Bell Gate
Bell Gate to the Memorial Grove image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
11. Bell Gate to the Memorial Grove
Olivas Adobe image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
12. Olivas Adobe
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By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
13. Olivas Adobe
Olivas Herb Garden image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
14. Olivas Herb Garden
Olivas Herb Garden image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
15. Olivas Herb Garden
Olivas Adobe image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
16. Olivas Adobe
Water Tank image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
17. Water Tank
Water Tank image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
18. Water Tank
This water tank provided water to the cattle and sheep.

Note: This tank was originally made from wood.
Grape Arbor image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
19. Grape Arbor
The Fountain Gate image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
20. The Fountain Gate
Olivas Adobe image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
21. Olivas Adobe
Tours of the<br>Historical Olivas Adobe Home image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
22. Tours of the
Historical Olivas Adobe Home
4200 Olivas Park Drive
Saturday and Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tours every half hour

Purchase weekend tickets in Gift Shop

Tour revenues help preserve the
Olivas Adobe for future generations.
 
 
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