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Compton in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Heritage House

 
 
Heritage House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 21, 2005
1. Heritage House Marker
Inscription.  The original house of two rooms was built in 1869 by A.R. Loomis. Other rooms were added by successive occupants. It was marked as the "Oldest House in Compton" in 1955; purchased by the city June 11, 1957; and removed from 209 South Acacia Street to its present site in that year. Restored, refurnished, and renamed by the citizens of Compton as a tribute to early settlers of the community, it was presented to the public April 14, 1958.
 
Erected 1959 by California State Parks; Compton City Council; Compton Parlor, Native Daughters of the Golden West; and Heritage House Auxiliary. (Marker Number 664.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 33° 53.57′ N, 118° 13.473′ W. Marker is in Compton, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Willowbrook Avenue north
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Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 21, 2005
2. Heritage House
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of Myrrh Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 455 S Willowbrook Ave, Compton CA 90220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eagle Tree (approx. 1.3 miles away); PFC James Anderson (approx. 1.6 miles away); Domínguez Ranch House (approx. 1.8 miles away); First United States Air Meet (approx. 2.2 miles away); Maya Obelisk (approx. 3.2 miles away); Watts Towers (approx. 3.3 miles away); Egyptian Obelisk (approx. 3.6 miles away); Paramount Hay Tree (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Compton.
 
Heritage House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 21, 2005
3. Heritage House
Oldest House In Compton image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 21, 2005
4. Oldest House In Compton
Sophie Gaines House - 1869.
Placed by Daughters of the American Revolution Hutchins-Grayson Chapter, 1955.
Oldest House marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 21, 2005
5. Oldest House marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 1,386 times since then and 134 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022