Assistant Edison Patrolman Raymond Starbard occupied it and was credited as being the first to spread the alarm of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster. The cottages were sold to The Newhall Land and Farming Co. on Jan. 17, 1972.
The cottage was donated to the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society and moved to Heritage Junction on Jan. 18, 1989. The other Edison houses were burned by the Los Angeles County Fire Department as a training exercise.
Erected by Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 34° 22.436′ N, 118° 31.396′ W. Marker is in Newhall, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Newhall Avenue near 4th Street
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. End of an Era (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William S. Hart Park and Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); Pioneer Oil Refinery (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Bison (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Revolution (approx. 0.4 miles away); William J. Johnston Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saugus School Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eternal Valley (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newhall.
Regarding Edison House. Heritage Junction has four historic houses, an adobe home, a train station, a schoolhouse, a chapel, and a steam locomotive.
Also see . . . Heritage Junction. Website of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society includes the history of each building. (Submitted on July 2, 2018.)
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