San Gabriel in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Bovard - Wilson - Hayes House and Jail
Milton Scott Wilson purchased the house in 1893. He served as Justice of the Peace for the San Gabriel Township and many weddings took place in his parlor. In 1904, his daughter, Mary Leticia, married Edwin Hayes who helped organize the first San Gabriel City Council and the San Gariel Union Church.
Their daughter, Mary Ruth Hayes (1907-1990), was born in the house and lived there all her life. She was a teacher and administrator in the school district for more than forty years. She willed the home and its contents to the San Gabriel Historical Association. The home reflects the lives of one family in San Gabriel for nearly 100 years.
The small stone milk house was used as a jail on weekends to hold revelers from local saloons until they could be taken to the Los Angeles County Jail on Monday morning. It was later moved to the Wilson-Hayes property.
Erected 2006 by Ramona Parlor #109 Rosemarie Lippman, President and The Native Sons of the Golden West Thomas J. Sears II, Grand President.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
Location. 34° 5.955′ N, 118° 6.471′ W. Marker is in San Gabriel, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on West Broadway, on the right when traveling east. Open second Saturday from 1-3. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 546 West Broadway, San Gabriel CA 91776, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mission Playhouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Gabriel Veterans War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Ramona Museum of California History (about 700 feet away); Early California (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1776 Overland Immigration Expedition (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chapman’s Mill and Millrace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mission San Gabriel Archangel / El Camino Real Door (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Gabriel.
Also see . . . San Gabriel Historical Association. (Submitted on April 10, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 716 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on April 10, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 8, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. 7. submitted on April 10, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.