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Thousand Oaks in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Janss House

 
 
Janss House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, November 8, 2019
1. Janss House Marker
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This house was built in 1931 by Dr. Edwin Janss, Sr. from designs by his wife Florence Janss. It was the weekend retreat of the Janss family, the base of their Conejo Valley ranch, founded in 1910, and the family home of Edwin Janss, Jr. after 1943. The Janss family came to California in 1893 and became land developers. They started Monterey Park and the San Fernando Valley, and donated land on which UCLA was built. They planned and built Westwood in the late 1920's and the Conejo Valley in the 1950's and 1960's. Acquired by the city of Thousand Oaks in 1973, the house became the location of the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley in 1975.
 
Erected by Ventura County. (Marker Number 112.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArts, Letters, MusicEducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ventura County Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
 
Location. 34° 10.598′ N, 118° 53.158′ W.
Janss House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, November 8, 2019
2. Janss House Marker
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Marker is in Thousand Oaks, California, in Ventura County. Marker is on Greenmeadow Avenue, half a mile west of Moorpark Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 482 Greenmeadow Avenue, Westlake Village CA 91361, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civic Center (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hunt Olive Tree (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stagecoach Inn (approx. 1½ miles away); Stagecoach Inn and Sycamore Tree (approx. 1½ miles away); Jungleland (approx. 2.2 miles away); Early Ranchers of this Historic Site (approx. 2.2 miles away); Crowley House (approx. 2½ miles away); Pederson Ranch House (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thousand Oaks.
 
Regarding The Janss House. The Arts Council no longer uses this facility, and it is not open to the public.
 
Janss House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, November 8, 2019
3. Janss House
City Landmark No. 8 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, November 8, 2019
4. City Landmark No. 8
City of Thousand Oaks Historical Landmark No. 8
Janss House
This house was built in 1931 for Florence and Dr. Edwin Janss Sr. as a weekend retreat and later served as the ranch house of the Janss Conejo Ranch. In 1943, the house became the family home of their son Edwin Janss Jr.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 161 times this year. Last updated on December 7, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 12, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 3, 2022