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

Casa de Lopez

 
 
Casa de Lopez Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, October 13, 2011
1. Casa de Lopez Marker
Inscription.
Erected by Valentine Lopez - 1882
Occupied by Geronimo Lopez - 1884
Purchased by City of San Fernando - 1971
Survived Major Earthquake - 1971
Restored by San Fernando - 1974-75
 
Erected 1975 by San Fernando Mission Parlor #280 Native Daughters of the Golden West and City of San Fernando.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 34° 16.93′ N, 118° 26.599′ W. Marker is in San Fernando, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Pico Street near South Maclay Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the front porch of La Casa Lopez which is located at the intersection of Pico and South Maclay Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Pico Street, San Fernando CA 91340, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Father Junipero Serra / Fray Junipero Serra (a few steps from this marker); César Chávez Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mission Dam (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mission San Fernando Rey de Espańa (approx. 1.2
Casa de Lopez - The Lopez Adobe image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, October 13, 2011
2. Casa de Lopez - The Lopez Adobe
The marker can be seen between the two front doors.
miles away); San Fernando Mission (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fray Fermin Francisco DeLasuen, O.F.M. (approx. 1.2 miles away); "This Fountain" (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Griffith Ranch (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Fernando.
 
Regarding Casa de Lopez. The modest marker of this adobe, built on a Grant from the Spanish King, notes it as a dwelling of the Lopez Family. Family members lived in it until the 1960's. The Lopez' arrived with the earliest Spanish inhabitants of California and are notable figures in early California written history.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lopez Adobe - Historic Adobes of Los Angeles. When the City of San Fernando celebrated its centennial anniversary in 1974, the newly restored Lopez Adobe opened its doors to the public. (Submitted on October 16, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 

2. Casa de Lopez. The property was acquired from the King of Spain via a land grant to DeCelis. The chain of title deed is on display in the dining room of the adobe. (Submitted on October 16, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 

3. Shaken Loose : Quake Restoration Separates Adobe, Octogenarian Caretaker
Casa de Lopez - View of Original Adobe image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, October 13, 2011
3. Casa de Lopez - View of Original Adobe
This type of viewing window is common on restored California adobes.
. A Los Angeles Times article by Tim May, published March 23, 1995 giving some local history of the adobe. (Submitted on October 16, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. Hispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
View south from Casa de Lopez - Pico Street and Maclay Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, October 13, 2011
4. View south from Casa de Lopez - Pico Street and Maclay Avenue
St. Ferdinand's Catholic Church in background.
Casa de Lopez image. Click for full size.
By Mia Kostouros, June 21, 2014
5. Casa de Lopez
Casa de Lopez image. Click for full size.
By Mia Kostouros, June 21, 2014
6. Casa de Lopez
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 757 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 16, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.   5, 6. submitted on June 22, 2014, by Mia Kostouros of Los Banos, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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