Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Rancho La Brea Adobe
Founded 1828 by Jose Antonio Rocha.
Completed 1880 by A.F. Gilmore.
Marked June 28, 1935.
Erected 1935 by Native Daughters of the Golden West Californiana Parlor No. 242.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 34° 4.402′ N, 118° 21.521′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Farmers Market Place east of Fairfax Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The adobe houses private company offices, not open to the public. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles CA 90036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The History of Gilmore Oil Company 1900-1945 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1934: The Night of the Long Knives (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chester Stock, Ph.D. - Observation Pit (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hancock Park (approx. ¾ mile away); Berlin Wall Segments Carthay Circle (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jedediah Strong Smith (approx. 0.8 miles away); Daniel O. McCarthy (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
Regarding Rancho La Brea Adobe. La Casa de Rancho La Brea, or Gilmore Adobe, was built in 1852 by James Thompson, as a tenant house on Antonio Jose Rocha's Rancho La Brea. When A.F. Gilmore acquired the Adobe, it was a four-room structure with a dirt floor and flat roof. As his dairy business grew, he added to the original structure to accomodate the growing need for worker housing. He added three rooms, wooden floors, and a shingled hip roof, giving the Adobe its present U-shaped form. When he married in 1882, the Adobe became the home for his growing family. His son E.B. Gilmore was born there in 1887. In 1924, E.B. made the Adobe his home, where he raised two daughters with his wife, Louise. His third wife, Marie, lived in the Adobe until her death in 1976. In 1977, the Gilmore Adobe became the office of the A.F. Gilmore Company. In 1992, E.B's grandson, Hank Hilty, became the president of A.F.Gilmore Company, with his new office in the original Gilmore
Also see . . . Gilmore History. — Gilmore Stadium, Gilmore Field, Gilmore Oil, etc. (Submitted on February 28, 2019.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 28, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.