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De La Osa Adobe

Los Encinos State Historical Monument

 
 
De La Osa Adobe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 30, 2005
1. De La Osa Adobe Marker
Inscription.  This dwelling, built in 1849 by Don Vincente de la Osa, was a favored stopping place for the numerous travelers on El Camino Real. It stands on land that is part of the one-square-league Rancho El Encino granted in 1845 by Governor Pio Pico to three Indians, Ramon, Francisco, and Roque, whose interests were purchased by Don Vincente. Originally the land was under the jurisdiction of Mission San Fernando Rey founded in 1797.
 
Erected 1950 by Los Angeles Parlor No. 124 - Native Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 689.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 34° 9.622′ N, 118° 29.92′ W. Marker is in Encino, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Moorpark Street and La Maida Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16756 Moorpark Street, Encino CA 91436, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nike Missile Site LA96C (approx. 2.3 miles away);
De La Osa Adobe image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 30, 2005
2. De La Osa Adobe
Marker can be seen at the end of the building
Adventures of Superman (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mulholland Drive Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); Van Nuys Library (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Country General Store (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Baird House (approx. 3.4 miles away); In Honor of Pioneer Aviators (approx. 3.8 miles away); Busch Gardens (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is located in Los Encinos State Historic Park at the northeast end of the adobe.
 
Regarding De La Osa Adobe. The park includes the original eight-room De la Osa Adobe, the two-story limestone Garnier building, a blacksmith shop, a natural spring, and a pond. The spring provided a year-round source of water for the ancient village of Siutcanga, home to Chumash, Tongva, and Tataviam people. The 4.7-acre site was established as a California State Park in 1949.

This was a Butterfield Overland Mail stagecoach stop beginning in 1858, until the new railroad replaced stages in 1875.

This is California Historical Landmark No. 689 — Los Encinos State Historic Park. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Today, the park has exhibits related to the agricultural enterprises of Rancho El Encino’s various
Original 1937 marker. image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 3, 2018
3. Original 1937 marker.
Below the 1950 marker.
owners, including Mission Indian, Mexican Californio, French, and French Basque families. The park is open Wed-Sun 10-5.
 
Also see . . .
1. The History of Rancho Los Encinos. From the website of the Los Encinos State Historic Park. (Submitted on April 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 

2. Google Map of the Butterfield Overland Mail route. (Submitted on February 15, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Garnier Building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 13, 2019
4. Garnier Building
Built in 1873, now a visitor center.
Pond and Buildings image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 13, 2019
5. Pond and Buildings
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 581 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on March 16, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3. submitted on February 5, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4, 5. submitted on March 16, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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