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Domínguez Ranch House

 
 
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Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 20, 2005
1. Domínguez Ranch House Marker
Inscription.  
[The arch way leading to the grounds is flanked by two markers:]

Right Marker:
Domínguez Ranch House
Central portion built in 1826 by Manuel Domínguez.

Rancho San Pedro
Ten square leagues granted, provisionally by Governor Fages to Juan José Domínguez in 1784. Regranted by Governor Sola to Cristóbal Domínguez in 1822.

Battle of Domínguez Ranch
Fought on this rancho October 8 & 9, 1846, when Californians led by José Antonio Carrillo repelled United States forces under Captain William Mervine, U.S. Navy, in an attempt to recapture the Pueblo of Los Angeles.

Left Marker:
United States Department of the Interior
In the bicentennial year of the independence of this country, and and on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the building of his home by Manuel Domínguez, the Domínguez Ranch Adobe, because of its distinctive architecture and unique history as the homestead of the Rancho San Pedro, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service as provided for by Congress in the
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Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 20, 2005
2. U.S. Department of the Interior Marker
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Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

Approved in Washington D.C. on May 28, 1976.

Plaque unveiled September 12, 1976 upon the completion of the restoration of the homestead.
 
Erected 1945 by California State Park Commission, Californiana Parlor No. 247, N.D.G.W. in cooperation with Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 152.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansNotable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 28, 1976.
 
Location. 33° 52.022′ N, 118° 13.051′ W. Marker is in Compton, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on South Alameda Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the grounds of the Rancho San Pedro Historical Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18127 South Alameda, 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. First United States Air Meet (approx. 1.1 miles away); Heritage House (approx. 1.8 miles away); PFC James Anderson (approx. 2.1 miles away); Rancho Los Cerritos
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Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 20, 2005
3. Domínguez Ranch House and Markers
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Eagle Tree (approx. 2.8 miles away); Robert A. Cinader (approx. 3.2 miles away); Paramount Hay Tree (approx. 3½ miles away); Under the Hay Tree, World’s Hay Price Was Set (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Compton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Juan Jose Dominguez (1736 - 1809) - Find A Grave Memorial. Grave site is located at the San Gabriel Mission Cemetery. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 

2. William Mervine (1791 - 1868) - Find A Grave Memorial. Grave site located at Forest Hill Cemetery in Utica, New York. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 

3. The Battle of Dominguez Rancho. The Battle of Dominguez Rancho was a military engagement of the Mexican-American War. It occurred 7 October 1846. (Submitted on January 1, 2012.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. William Mervine, (1791–1868)
From California Becomes a State of the Union
(http://www.americanmilitaryhistorymsw.com/blog/529830-california-becomes-a-state-of-the-union)

"Captain William Mervine served
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4. Domínguez Ranch House
in the U.S. Pacific Squadron during the Mexican-American War and raised the U.S. flag over Monterey in 1846.

Mervine was born in Philadelphia. He was appointed a midshipman in 1809 and was wounded during the War of 1812. His naval career took him to the Mediterranean and the West Indies. He was promoted to captain in 1841.

During the Mexican-American War, Mervine commanded two ships that were part of the Pacific Squadron, the Cyane during 1845–1846 and the Savannah during 1846–1847. On July 7, 1846, he took possession of Monterey, California, and served as its military commander. In October, he commanded a landing party that skirmished with Mexicans near Los Angeles.

Mervine became the commander of the Pacific Squadron after the war. During the Civil War, he commanded the Gulf Blockading Squadron that patrolled the Atlantic from Key West to Galveston. Mervine retired as a rear admiral and died at age 77 in New York."
    — Submitted January 1, 2012.
 
Domínguez Ranch House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 20, 2005
5. Domínguez Ranch House Marker
Honoring Don Manuel Dominguez, 1803-1882, Alcalde, Statesman, Soldier, Progenitor & Prototype Clamper. Dedicated October 4, 1970 by Platrix Chapter No. 2, E Clampus Vitus.
El Campanario image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 20, 2005
6. El Campanario
Rancho San Pedro Dominguez Adobe image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 20, 2005
7. Rancho San Pedro Dominguez Adobe
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 3,390 times since then and 174 times this year. Last updated on April 28, 2013. Photos:   1. submitted on December 26, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2. submitted on January 2, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3. submitted on December 13, 2021.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 16, 2022