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Historic Moss Point

 
 
Moss Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, April 14, 2020
1. Moss Point Marker
Inscription.  
Brimming with history, Moss Point was the home that Colonel Edward House built as a summer residence for his family in 1917 where it has been virtually unknown to Laguna residents. Located on one of the most beautiful promontories in the area, the house cannot be seen from the highway and thus has never become a landmark. Yet it was almost the first western White House. Colonel House was an advisor to President Wilson, who visited there in 1919 when touring the west seeking support for the League of Nations.

The lovely old house, surrounded by two acres of land, seemed destined for the bulldozers and eventual high-rise buildings until rescued by Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Morthland. They purchased the property and plan to maintain it for its historical value and natural beauty.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
 
Location. 33° 31.519′ N, 117° 46.11′ 
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W. Marker is in Laguna Beach, California, in Orange County. Marker is on Moss Street west of Coast Highway, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 139 Moss Street, Laguna Beach CA 92651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Redwood Surfboard (approx. 0.9 miles away); White House Restaurant Building (approx. 1.4 miles away); (The Laguna Greeter) (approx. 1.4 miles away); Irvine Bowl (approx. 1.8 miles away); This Big Saw (approx. 2.1 miles away); Dana Point (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mixocetus Baleen Whale (approx. 4˝ miles away); Plaza de La Paz (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laguna Beach.
 
Moss Point and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, April 14, 2020
2. Moss Point and Marker
The marker is to the left of the gate.
Moss Point image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, April 14, 2020
3. Moss Point
Moss Point image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, April 14, 2020
4. Moss Point
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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