Near Calabasas in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Old Topanga Canyon Road
City of Calabasas Historic Landmark
Old Topanga Canyon Road was initially a stagecoach trail forged through the mountains south of Calabasas and terminating at the beach just north of Pacific Palisades. The trail became an important link between the San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica in 1893, when the Long Wharf was constructed as part of the original Port of Los Angeles. The alignment of the narrow roadway used today remains largely unchanged since that time.
Many early Calabasas homesteaders built houses along Old Topanga Canyon Road. Unfortunately, these original homesteads have since been demolished — the lone exception being the Masson House at 23075 Mulholland Highway. Afterward, small vernacular styled houses with simple gabled roofs and wood siding were developed along the route; those that remain have been modified and expanded over the years.
Erected 2020 by City of Calabasas. (Marker Number 4.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 2693 Old Topanga Canyon Rd, Topanga CA 90290, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Masson House (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Bird Path (approx. 1.2 miles away); Park Moderne Fountain (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Rouse Residence (approx. 1.4 miles away); Roddy McDowall Rose Garden (approx. 2.1 miles away); Plummer House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Leonis Adobe (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mulholland Scenic Corridor (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calabasas.
More about this marker. The aluminum marker went missing soon after it was installed.
Also see . . . City of Calabasas Historic Landmarks. (Submitted on October 4, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 760 times since then and 214 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.