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Campo De Cahuenga

Original Adobe

 
 
Campo De Cahuenga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 15, 2018
1. Campo De Cahuenga Marker
Inscription.
Beneath this park rest the stone foundations and floor tiles of the historic adobe where Mexican General Andres Pico and U.S. Lieutenant Colonel John C. Fremont signed the Treaty of Cahuenga on January 13, 1847. Signing the Treaty ended the hostilities in California between the United States and Mexico, and led to the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, which ceded California to the U.S. and formally ended the Mexican-American War. The adobe, then owned by a Spaniard, Eulogio de Celis, may have been built as early as 1795 when this land on El Camino Real was occupied by a veteran Mexican soldier, Mariano de la Luz Verdugo. Between 1810 and 1834, the San Fernando Mission owned the land.

The adobe also served as a stop on the Butterfield Stage from 1858 to 1861. Butterfield carried passengers, mail, and cargo throughout the western United States from Tipton, MO to San Francisco, CA.

During construction of the Metro Rail station, the MTA team uncovered, researched, evaluated, and cataloged these foundations. In 1997, the archaeological remains of the adobe were determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The remnants have been protected in place for future generations to discover, observe and interpret.
 
Erected by The City of Los Angeles and the Metropolitan
Campo De Cahuenga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
2. Campo De Cahuenga Marker
Transit Authority. (Marker Number 151/29.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail marker series.
 
Location. 34° 8.379′ N, 118° 21.742′ W. Marker is in Studio City, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Lankershim Boulevard 0.1 miles north of U.S. 101, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The Adobe is one block north of the Hollywood Freeway (US 101). The Marker is at the main entrance on the south wall of the Adobe compound - near the MTA's Universal City subway entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3919 Lankershim Boulevard, Studio City CA 91604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Big Boy (approx. 1.3 miles away); Amelia Earhart (approx. 2 miles away); The Honorable Edmund D. Edelman (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hollywoodland's Granite Retaining Walls and Interconnecting Granite Stairs (approx. 2.6 miles away); Award of Excellence KTLA-TV (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Hollywood Reporter (approx. 2.9 miles away); Site of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (approx. 2.9 miles away); Site of the Pig' N Whistle (approx. 3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Campo de Cahuenga is open on the
Universal City MTA subway entrance - marker visible at gate, left middle image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
3. Universal City MTA subway entrance - marker visible at gate, left middle
1st and 3rd Saturdays each month, 12 to 4.
 
Also see . . .
1. Campo de Cahuenga: Women of the Campo ... Doņa Bernada Ruiz. (Submitted on December 28, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Campo de Cahuenga. (Submitted on December 28, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. The Surrender. (Submitted on February 9, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsPoliticsWar, Mexican-American
 
Campo De Cahuenga Gateway and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
4. Campo De Cahuenga Gateway and Marker
- with banner for "Holiday Luminara Festival" sponsored by the "Studio City" Neighborhood Council.
"Campo De 'Cauenga' Memorial, Fremont-Pico" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
5. "Campo De 'Cauenga' Memorial, Fremont-Pico"
Campo de Cahuenga - Gateway of Lankersheim Blvd. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
6. Campo de Cahuenga - Gateway of Lankersheim Blvd.
"An 1840s Historic Garden of Native Flora" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
7. "An 1840s Historic Garden of Native Flora"
- a gift to the community from the San Fernando Valley District, California Garden Clubs, Inc. National Garden Clubs, Inc. January 16, 2005.
Campo de Cahuenga image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
8. Campo de Cahuenga
Campo De Cahuenga - Original Adobe image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
9. Campo De Cahuenga - Original Adobe
El Camino Real Bell Marker on Lankersheim Blvd. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
10. El Camino Real Bell Marker on Lankersheim Blvd.
Campo De Cahuenga Marker - view across Lankersheim toward the NBC Universal Bldg. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
11. Campo De Cahuenga Marker - view across Lankersheim toward the NBC Universal Bldg.
Another marker, 1924 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 3, 2018
12. Another marker, 1924
Another marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 3, 2018
13. Another marker
Another marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 3, 2018
14. Another marker
Another marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 3, 2018
15. Another marker
Another marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 3, 2018
16. Another marker
Another marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 3, 2018
17. Another marker
View of Foundations image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 3, 2018
18. View of Foundations
The street and sidewalk are painted to show the original adobe foundations (white) and floor tiles (red). Viewed from a new pedestrian bridge connecting the subway to Universal City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 779 times since then and 86 times this year. Last updated on February 9, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on January 17, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   12, 13, 14. submitted on February 5, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   15, 16, 17. submitted on February 10, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   18. submitted on February 20, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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