San Fernando in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Casa de Lopez
Erected by Valentine Lopez - 1882
Occupied by Geronimo Lopez - 1884
Purchased by City of San Fernando - 1971
Survived Major Earthquake - 1971
Restored by San Fernando - 1974-75
Erected 1975 by San Fernando Mission Parlor #280 Native Daughters of the Golden West and City of San Fernando.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 34° 16.93′ N, 118° 26.599′ W. Marker is in San Fernando, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Pico Street and South Maclay Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Pico Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the front porch of Lopez Adobe. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Pico Street, San Fernando CA 91340, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Father Junipero Serra / Fray Junipero Serra (a few steps from this marker); César Chávez Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mission Dam (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rogerio Rocha (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mission Wells Mission San Fernando Rey de España (approx. 1.2 miles away); San Fernando Mission (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fray Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, O.F.M. (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Fernando.
Regarding Casa de Lopez. In 1861, Geronimo and Catalina Lopez built their first home two miles west of here, where they operated a stage station, general store, school, and post office. In 1882 they built this adobe, which was the first two-story adobe residence in the San Fernando Valley. It remained in the Lopez family until 1971. Today, Lopez Adobe is a museum, open on the fourth Sunday of each month from 1-4.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. — Lopez Station.
Also see . . . Shaken Loose : Quake Restoration Separates Adobe, Octogenarian Caretaker. A Los Angeles Times article by Tim May, published March 23, 1995 giving some local history of the adobe. (Submitted on October 16, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
Additional keywords. Lopez
Categories. • Hispanic Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 844 times since then. Last updated on December 22, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 16, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. 5, 6. submitted on June 22, 2014, by Mia Kostouros of Los Banos, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.