Near Newhall in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Pioneer Oil Refinery
Erected 1930 by Standard Oil Company of California. (Marker Number 172.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
Location. 34° 22.204′ N, 118° 31.195′ W. Marker is near Newhall, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Pine Street 0.2 miles south of Newhall Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Drive Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23864 Pine St, Newhall CA 91321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edison House (approx. 0.3 miles away); End of an Era (approx. 0.4 miles away); William S. Hart Park and Museum (approx. 0.6 miles away); American Bison (approx. 0.6 miles away); American Revolution (approx. 0.7 miles away); William J. Johnston Jr. (approx. 0.7 miles away); Saugus School Bell (approx. ¾ mile away); Eternal Valley (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newhall.
More about this marker. The refinery is surrounded by a fence and can be viewed from a distance, if the access road is open.
Construction of a modern industrial park began in 2021, which will include improvements to this historic site.
In 1984, Standard Oil of California changed its name to Chevron.
This is California Historical Landmark No. 172, designated in 1935;
Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark No. 8, designated in 1975;
and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2020.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. — Pico Canyon oil production markers.
Also see . . . Marker Dedication in 1930. Plus additional information and photos. (Submitted on August 22, 2019.)
Additional keywords. Mentryville, Pico No. 4, Pico #4, California Historical Landmark No. 172,
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on January 28, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 5. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.