Ventura in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The family home of pioneer lima bean and walnut rancher Benjamin Dudley was designed by locally prominent carpenter architect, Selwyn Shaw in 1891. It is one of the few surviving farm Victorian houses in Ventura. The original floor plan included two living rooms, five bedrooms, a family room, and no bath. Typical Shaw features abound in the elevated first story and in the hand finished details, such as the carved eaves, doors, and hand carved mantel. This magnificent dwelling was occupied by five generations of the Dudley family before it was donated to the City of San Buenaventura by daughter-in-law Miriam Knox Dudley. It has been renovated by Ventura Heritage, Inc.
Erected by City of San Buenaventura. (Marker Number 44.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Architecture • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 34° 16.654′ N, 119° 14.409′ W. Marker is in Ventura, California, in Ventura County. Marker is at the intersection of Ashwood Avenue and Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 197 North Ashwood Avenue, Ventura CA 93003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Olivas Adobe (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Olivas Adobe (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Hobart/Barr/Lucking Initial Residence c. 1898 (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Hobart/Barr/Lucking Residence (approx. 2.8 miles away); Sifford House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Site of the Mayfair Theater, 1941-2000 (approx. 2.8 miles away); J.A. Day House (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Arnold House (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ventura.
Regarding Dudley House. The museum is open on the first Sunday of each month from 1-4 pm.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on December 6, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.