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Chatsworth in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Minnie Hill Palmer House

Homestead Acre

 
 
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By Craig Baker, January 11, 2020
1. Minnie Hill Palmer House Marker
Inscription.  
Cottage built by the Hill family in 1911.
Last homestead acre in the Valley.
 
Erected 2019 by Cultural Heritage Board, City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 133.)
 
Location. 34° 15.574′ N, 118° 36.921′ W. Marker is in Chatsworth, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Shadow Oak Drive 0.1 miles north of Devonshire Street, on the left when traveling west. Located in Chatsworth Park South. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10385 Shadow Oak Drive, Chatsworth CA 91311, 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. Old Santa Susana Stage Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); Garden of the Gods (approx. one mile away); Silvertown (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rocketdyne Santa Susana Field Laboratory (approx. 2.4 miles away); F-1 Engine (approx. 2.4 miles away); Santa Susana Railroad Depot (approx. 2.6 miles away); Ancient Live Oaks And Old Mission Lime Kilns (approx. 3.2 miles away); Canoga Park Fire Station #72 (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatsworth.
 
Regarding Minnie Hill Palmer House.
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By Craig Baker, January 11, 2020
2. Minnie Hill Palmer House Marker
James and Rhonda Hill homesteaded on 120 acres in 1886, and their daughter Minnie (1886-1981) was born on the ranch. The family built the three-bedroom bungalow in 1911 after the original homestead was torn down.
Minnie Hill married Alfred Palmer in 1908. In 1955 she sold the ranch for development into a golf course, fishing pond, and shooting range, with the condition that she continue to live at the homestead. Palmer lived there until 1976. The shooting range is now a park, and the golf course is a residential community. The golf pro shop building is now located next to the cottage and houses the Chatsworth Historical Society’s museum, open on the first Sunday of the month 1-4.
In 1974 the house was designated Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument No. 133, and in 1979 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Also see . . .  Chatsworth Historical Society. (Submitted on January 12, 2020.)
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & SettlersWomen
 
Minnie Hill Palmer House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 11, 2020
3. Minnie Hill Palmer House
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By Craig Baker, January 11, 2020
4. Museum
Dynamite Storage Building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 11, 2020
5. Dynamite Storage Building
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Last updated on January 12, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 12, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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