Thousand Oaks in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Janss House
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: Agriculture • Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Settlements & 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. 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. 1˝ miles away); Stagecoach Inn and Sycamore Tree (approx. 1˝ miles away); Jungleland (approx. 2.2 miles away); Early Ranchers of this Historic Site (approx. 2.2 miles away); Crowley House (approx. 2˝ 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.
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 885 times since then and 282 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.