Chatsworth in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Minnie Hill Palmer House
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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers • Women. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments series list.
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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stagecoach Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chatsworth Community Church (approx. half a mile away); Olive Trees (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Santa Susana Stage Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Munch BoxStoney Point (approx. 0.9 miles away); Garden of the Gods (approx. one mile away); Corriganville (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatsworth.
Regarding Minnie Hill Palmer House. 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.)
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