“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
San Pedro in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Casa de San Pedro

Hide House Site

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1. Casa de San Pedro Marker
Inscription.  The first known commercial structure on the shore of San Pedro Bay was built here in 1823 by the trading firm of McCulloch & Hartnell to store cattle hides from the San Gabriel and San Fernando Missions. Richard Henry Dana described this adobe hide house in Two Years Before The Mast. Thus began the development of the Port of Los Angeles.
Erected 1979 by California State Parks; and San Pedro Bay Historical Society. (Marker Number 920.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
Location. 33° 43.258′ N, 118° 17.096′ W. Marker is in San Pedro, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Quartermaster Road near Arthur MacArthur Road. Located near the children’s playground on Fort MacArthur Air Force Base. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2400 South Pacific Avenue, San Pedro CA 90731, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort MacArthur / 500 Varas Square Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away);
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2. Casa de San Pedro Marker
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Muller House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stephen M. White (approx. ¾ mile away); Timms' Point and Landing (approx. ¾ mile away); Cabrillo Beach Bath House (approx. ¾ mile away); Friendship Bell (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battery Osgood-Farley Historic Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); History of San Pedro Plaza Park (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Pedro.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 1, 2023