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Ventura in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Olivas Adobe

1837

 
 
Olivas Adobe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig
1. Olivas Adobe Marker
Inscription.  
The original small adobe on this site was built by Don Raimundo Olivas and his son, Nicolas, in 1837. The present structure was begun in 1847, with roof beams from the Santa Paula Canyon, and tiles made from native soil. Don Raimundo lived in this adobe until his death on February 24, 1879. The last owner of this property was Major Max C. Fleischmann. Two hundred and fifty acres were given to the City of Ventura by the Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada in 1963 for public use.
 
Erected 1973 by Poinsettia Parlor No. 318, Native Daughters of the Golden West.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1892.
 
Location. 34° 14.619′ N, 119° 14.59′ W. Marker is in Ventura, California, in Ventura County. Marker can be reached from Olivas Park Drive, on the right when traveling east. Marker is mounted on the adobe building
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at the Olivas Adobe Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura CA 93001, 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. A different marker also named Olivas Adobe (a few steps from this marker); Dudley House (approx. 2.4 miles away); A Brief History of California State Parks (approx. 2.6 miles away); Cemetery Memorial Park (approx. 3.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Ventura’s Diverse Inhabitants (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Ventura’s Diverse Inhabitants (approx. 3.4 miles away); The A.D. Briggs Residence (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ventura.
 
Regarding Olivas Adobe. Joseph R. Knowland writes in California - A Landmark History, published in 1941:
Three miles from Ventura is the Olivas Adobe, well preserved. The building was constructed in the '40's. It is a pretentious two-story building built by Don Raymundo Olivas, who was born in Los Angeles in 1801. These were the days before birth control and twenty-one children were born to the Olivas family in his home. They were famous for lavish entertainment for which early Californians were noted. The owner was instrumental in putting down a Mission Indian insurrection.
Olivas Adobe image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig
2. Olivas Adobe
 
Olivas Adobe image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig
3. Olivas Adobe
Olivas Adobe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig
4. Olivas Adobe Marker
This exhibit building is dedicated to Major Max C. Fleischman for his interest in developing this site for puiblic recreation and cultural preservation. The surrounding gardens and exhibit building have been made into a living museum for future generations to study the historical legacy of the San Buenaventura area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 893 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California.   2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California.   4. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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