Near Modjeska Canyon in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected by California State Park Commission. (Marker Number 205.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 33° 42.573′ N, 117° 37.533′ W. Marker is near Modjeska Canyon, California, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Modjeska Canyon Road and Olive Hill Road, on the right when traveling east on Modjeska Canyon Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29042 Modjeska Canyon Road, Silverado CA 92676, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Death of the California Grizzly (approx. 2.7 miles away); Site of Carbondale (approx. 3 miles away); Silverado (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Serrano Adobe (approx. 5.7 miles away); Heritage Hill Historic Park Heritage Hill Historic Park (approx. 5.7 miles away); Loma Hanging Tree (approx. 7.3 miles away); Fossil (approx. 8 miles away).
Regarding Modjeska's Home. This site is listed in the National Historic Landmark System (NHLS: 72000244), the National Register of Historic Places (NRIS: 72000244), and has been designated as a California Registered Historical Landmark.
National Historic Landmark Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 14, 1990):
Madame Helena Modjeska (1840-1909), the internationally renowned shakesperean actress and Polish patriot, was one of the first "stars" to settle in Southern Calfornia. The Modjeska House, located on the ranch she dubbed "The Forest of Arden" (from Shakespere's As You Like It), was her most important home (1888-1906) during her long years of exile. Design of the house is attributed to her friend, architect Stanford White (1853-1906).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 9, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 2. submitted on April 28, 2013, by Mike Fay of Huntington Beach, California. 3. submitted on December 14, 2011. 4. submitted on December 9, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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