“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Casa Grande in Pasadena in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

The Craig Adobe


Craig Adobe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker
1. Craig Adobe Marker
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
The Craig Adobe, c. 1869.

The Hermitage, James Craig Adobe, ranch house.
City of Pasadena Cultural Heritage Landmark. 1869
Erected 2001 by U.S. Department of the Interior, and City of Pasadena.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
Location. 34° 9.336′ N, 118° 6.408′ W. Marker is in Pasadena, California, in Los Angeles County. It is in Casa Grande. Marker is on Monte Vista Street just west of Craig Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2121 Monte Vista St, Pasadena CA 91107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tournament of Roses History Walk (approx. 1˝ miles away); George Ellery Hale (approx. 1.6 miles away); Beckman pH Meter (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hameetman Center
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); Throop Memorial Garden (approx. 1.7 miles away); Iris Garden (approx. 1.7 miles away); Karman Laboratory of Fluid Dynamics and Jet Propulsion (approx. 1.7 miles away); The First Known Antiparticle (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pasadena.
Regarding The Craig Adobe. James Craig lived in this house from 1869-1899. He arrived in the Pasadena area five years before the arrival of the Indiana Colony (founders of Pasadena). He purchased 5000 acres and began remodeling the existing adobe as his home. Until his death in 1899, Craig made significant contributions in the early development of Pasadena as a land and water system developer and as a citrus producer.
The home is a two-story adobe and wood frame residence whose general appearance dates to a mid-19th century expansion and remodel of an earlier adobe building dating possibly to the 1840s. In 1869 the adobe was enlarged. Around 1879 the house took the appearance it has today when the second story, surrounding porch, and east wing were added. It is one of the oldest houses from Pasadena’s early settlement period.
The Craig Adobe image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, November 13, 2022
2. The Craig Adobe
Nothing can be seen from the street. Private property.
- from California Office of Historic Preservation
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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Apr. 15, 2024