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

Edison House

 
 
Edison House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 20, 2018
1. Edison House Marker
Inscription. This house was one of a group of cottages built by the Southern California Edison Company to house employees in 1919 when the Edison substation in Newhall opened. The house was moved west of Saugus in 1925 when the new substation was completed, and five other homes were built of identical design.

Assistant Edison Patrolman Raymond Starbard occupied it and was credited as being the first to spread the alarm of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster. The cottages were sold to The Newhall Land and Farming Co. on Jan. 17, 1972.

The cottage was donated to the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society and moved to Heritage Junction on Jan. 18, 1989. The other Edison houses were burned by the Los Angeles County Fire Department as a training exercise.
 
Erected by Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 22.436′ N, 118° 31.396′ W. Marker is in Newhall, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Newhall Avenue near 4th Street. Touch for map. Adjacent to Hart Park, near the historic railroad depot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24101 Newhall Ave, Newhall CA 91321, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. End of an Era (about 400 feet away, measured in

Edison House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 20, 2018
2. Edison House Marker
a direct line); William S. Hart Park and Museum (approx. mile away); Saugus School Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eternal Valley (approx. 1.2 miles away); Last Horse Drawn Hearse of Los Angeles County (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lyons Station (approx. 1.2 miles away); Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newhall.
 
Regarding Edison House. Heritage Junction has four historic houses, an adobe home, a train station, a schoolhouse, a chapel, and a steam locomotive.
 
Also see . . .  Heritage Junction. Website of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society includes the history of each building. (Submitted on July 2, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Edison House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 29, 2018
3. Edison House
Edison House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 29, 2018
4. Edison House
Across from Edison House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 29, 2018
5. Across from Edison House
Nearby displays include the Kingsburry House, Callahan Schoolhouse, and Ramona Chapel.
Historic Train Station image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 29, 2018
6. Historic Train Station
Home of Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society museum, open Sat-Sun 1-4.
Locomotive image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 29, 2018
7. Locomotive
Newhall Ranch House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 29, 2018
8. Newhall Ranch House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 2, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   7, 8. submitted on July 8, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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