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City of Industry in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

William Workman Home

 
 
William Workman Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 21, 2005
1. William Workman Home Marker
Inscription.  Home of pioneer William Workman. Workman and co-owner John Rowland developed the 48,790-acre La Puenta Rancho. Workman and co-leader Rowland organized the first wagon train of permanent eastern settlers which arrived in Southern California on November 5, 1841. Workman first began this home in 1842, then remodeled it in 1872 to resemble an English Manor House.
 
Erected 1976 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Industry. (Marker Number 874.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 34° 1.2′ N, 117° 57.885′ W. Marker is in City of Industry, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from East Don Julian Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the grounds of the Homestead Museum complex. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15415 East Don Julian Road, Hacienda Heights CA 91745, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
William Workman Home image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 21, 2005
2. William Workman Home
are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Workman Family Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hurst Ranch (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Original Hass Avocado Tree (approx. 4˝ miles away); Gay’s Lion Farm (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Lion (approx. 5.1 miles away); Reform School for Juvenile Offenders (approx. 5.6 miles away); Paradox Hybrid Walnut Tree (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Frederick G. Exner Memorial Windmill (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Regarding William Workman Home. He also established "El Campo Santo," this region's earliest known private family cemetery, in 1850; the miniature Classic Grecian mausoleum was built in 1919 by grandson Walter P. Temple. SOURCE: California Historical Landmarks, California State Parks
 
Also see . . .
1. William Workman (1802 - 1876) - Find A Grave Memorial. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
2. John Rowland ( - 1873) - Find A Grave Memorial. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
 
William Workman Home image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 21, 2005
3. William Workman Home
William Workman Home image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 21, 2005
4. William Workman Home
The Workman and Temple Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 21, 2005
5. The Workman and Temple Homestead
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 1,119 times since then and 60 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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