Simi Valley in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Simi Adobe was headquarters for the Spanish Colonial Land Grant named San Jose de Nuestra Senora de Altagracia y Simi. Santiago Pico was the original grantee in 1795, followed by three of his sons, Francisco Javier, Miguel and Patricio, to whom the rancho was regranted in 1821. Jose de la Guerra acquired the rancho by purchase in 1842. Members of the De La Guerra family lived here and at the Tapo Adobe in Tapo Canyon until the onset of the American Period. Robert P. and Mary Strathearn used the remaining two adobe rooms for their dining room, kitchen and breakfast room, when they built their wood frame home in 1893. The kitchen was modernized in 1959.
Erected by Simi Valley Historical Society. (Marker Number 6.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Hispanic Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California, Ventura County Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1795.
Location. 34° 16.518′ N, 118° 48.089′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 137 Strathearn Pl, Simi Valley CA 93065, 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. El Rancho Simi (a few steps from this marker); Wood Ranch Barns (within shouting distance of this marker); Simi Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Ronald Wilson Reagan (approx. 1.6 miles away); Simi Elementary School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Joel McCrea Ranch (approx. 4.1 miles away); Lang Ranch (approx. 4˝ miles away); Moorpark’s Community Church (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simi Valley.
Regarding Simi Adobe. Built in 1810, this is Ventura County Historical Landmark No. 6, designated in 1969.
Also see . . . Strathearn Historical Park and Museum. (Submitted on December 1, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on December 6, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 1, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.