Ventura in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1976 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of San Buenaventura. (Marker Number 115.)
Location. 34° 14.619′ N, 119° 14.579′ W. Marker is in Ventura, California, in Ventura County. Marker can be reached from Olivas Park Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker and adobe are located at the Olivas Adobe Historic Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura CA 93001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Olivas Adobe (a few steps from this marker); Ventura County Courthouse (approx. 3.9 miles away); San Buenaventura Mission Cross (approx. 4.2 miles away); Olive (approx. 5.8 miles away); "La Jenelle" (approx. 6.9 miles away); St. Francis Dam Disaster Familia Diaz Cafe (approx. 12.9 miles away); Birthplace of Union Oil Company of California (approx. 13 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ventura.
Regarding Olivas Adobe. Joseph R. Knowland writes in California - A Landmark History, published in 1941:
Three miles from Ventura is the Olivas Adobe, well preserved. The building was constructed in the '40's. It is a pretentious two-story building built by Don Raymundo Olivas, who was born in Los Angeles in 1801. These were the days before birth control and twenty-one children were born to the Olivas family in his home. They were famous for lavish entertainment for which early Californians were noted. The owner was instrumental in putting down a Mission Indian insurrection.
Also see . . . Olivas Adobe Historical Park. Links are provided for the history of the adobe, a virtual tour with photos, and additional information. (Submitted on January 4, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
Categories. • Hispanic Americans • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers •
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