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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Los Angeles County, California
Adjacent to Los Angeles County, California
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|The Acton Community Presbyterian Church began as the Union Moral and Religious Association of Acton. The association's first meeting was held on April 28, 1888. The first formal service took place on June 17, 1888 at the Little White School which . . . — — Map (db m127488) HM|
|The first adobe schoolhouse in 1869 was located near Ravenna, and served the children of miners and ranchers covering a 2,500 square mile area. A subsequent structure, built in 1870, was destroyed by flood in 1880. The present brick schoolhouse, . . . — — Map (db m145704) HM|
| We welcome visitors to the Historic Acton Cemetery. Out of respect for church members, relatives, and descendants of those buried here, we ask that you treat this sacred site with care and reverence.
John and Wilhemina Duehren arrived in . . . — — Map (db m145703) HM|
Rancher John Morrison and his family occupied this historic house in 1904. They lived and worked here for almost 60 years. Morrison‘s family cleared land to grow hay and raised horses and cattle to sell at nearby markets. They also built barns, . . . — — Map (db m167302) HM|
| You've seen Western Town in hundreds of movies, TV shows and commercials. It all started back in 1927 when Paramount
Pictures purchased 2,700 acres of the old Rancho Las Virgenes for use as a "movie ranch."
"Cisco Kid,” "Dr. Quinn, . . . — — Map (db m150029) HM|
|Daughters of the American Revolution commemorate the significant role the
Reyes Adobe historical site played in the development of California and its
history. The property was a stop along the state's famous El Camino Real. — — Map (db m154344) HM|
|The 135 Deodar Cedar trees were planted in 1885 by the Woodbury Family, the founders of Altadena. First organized by F.C. Nash in 1920, the "Mile of Christmas Trees" has been strung with 10,000 lights each holiday season through the efforts of . . . — — Map (db m143798) HM|
|Named in honor of David J. MacPherson
who planned and engineered Mt. Lowe
Railway and Echo Mountain Incline,
in use 1893 to 1938. — — Map (db m153312) HM|
|Cable wheel, last remnant of Incline section, Mt Lowe Railway, Rubio Canyon to Echo Mt, 1893-1938, built by Prof. T.S.C. Lowe, D.J. Macpherson, engineer. — — Map (db m122608) HM|
|Lt. O. Oliver Goodall lived at 679 W. Harriet Street from 1961 until his death in
2010 and made a powerful impact on his adopted communities of Altadena and Pasadena, in addition to contributing to elevating the dignity and civil rights of . . . — — Map (db m145504) HM WM|
Zane Grey Estate
396 East Mariposa Street
has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
2002 — — Map (db m144782) HM|
| Built in 1900 alongside the West Fork of the San Gabriel River and north of Mt. Wilson, the historic cabin was the first ranger station built in California with federal government funds — $75. In the late 1920's, new roads into the mountains . . . — — Map (db m154560) HM|
|A street of houses designed in the Eastlake and Queen Anne styles of the late 19th century, exhibiting the finest collection of Victorian domestic architecture remaining in Los Angeles. From their vantage point on Angelino Heights, these houses have . . . — — Map (db m120038) HM|
|Ray A. Toney and his son Edward A. Toney built this ranch-style residence on property homesteaded by William H. Krieg, Ray's uncle. The Toneys, a pioneering Agua Dulce family, built the residence during the Great Depression using wood salvaged from . . . — — Map (db m133731) HM|
| A Brief History
The barn and two-room bunkhouse/store that were still being utilized at Adams’ Pack Station in 2011 were built 75 years earlier by the original owner of what has become the last remaining pack station in southern California. . . . — — Map (db m122240) HM|
The City of Arcadia was founded by Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin from part of his large landholdings (Santa Anita Rancho) in the San Gabriel Valley. Baldwin was responsible for incorporating Arcadia as a City and became Arcadia’s first . . . — — Map (db m140512) HM|
| With the demise of the famous Red Line electric railway, land in the median of Huntington Drive directly across from the famous Santa Anita Park horse track became available on which to build a headquarters for the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce in . . . — — Map (db m145281) HM|
|Elias Jackson Baldwin, founder and first Mayor of the City of Arcadia, was born into an Ohio farming family on April 3, 1828, but spent his formative years growing up in nearby Indiana where a year at Wabash College in Crawfordsville completed his . . . — — Map (db m135467) HM|
| Today’s Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden blends history and horticulture in a landscape ripe with cultural nuance, allowing history to be sampled in its native setting and savored as an integral link between humans and the land they . . . — — Map (db m143271) HM|
|Constructed by Elias Jackson ('Lucky') Baldwin in 1881. Designed by A.A. Bennett, and intended for entertaining. There being no kitchen, meals were served from the nearby adobe (built by Hugo Reid in 1839) where Baldwin actually lived. Restored and . . . — — Map (db m153410) HM|
| The home place of Elias Jackson “Lucky” Baldwin, founder and first Mayor of the City of Arcadia, was this relatively simple adobe house, though during Baldwin's occupation (1875-1909) it was the larger and more inviting structure seen . . . — — Map (db m153423) HM|
|Constructed about 1890 in Rancho Santa Anita by Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad on its transcontinental main line. Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin donated right-of-way and bricks in exchange for agreement to stop trains, maintain a depot . . . — — Map (db m120309) HM|
|Early in 1942 the US government designated Santa Anita Park for special usage during the war years.
Pursuant to Executive Order 9066 signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, from March 30, 1942 until October 27, 1942 the facility was used as . . . — — Map (db m165491) HM|
|Won 1940 Santa Anita Handicap
to become world's greatest
money winner at that time.
Charles S. Howard
1877-1950 — — Map (db m52754) HM|
|Located along Arcadia’s Huntington Drive, just east of Santa Anita Avenue, the Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions is a tribute to the horse racing community that has been an integral part of Arcadia history for more than 100 years.
The . . . — — Map (db m145251) HM|
City of Los Angeles North Atwater Bridge construction completed 2019.
This bridge over the Los Angeles River was made possible by the City of Los Angeles and a generous donation from the La Kretz Family Foundation. Initiated by River LA, . . . — — Map (db m164818) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m69087) WM|
|The Catalina Island Yacht Club has been a welcoming landmark in Avalon Bay since the building was completed in 1924. One of the oldest and most unique yacht clubs in Southern California, it has a proud history rich in the lore and tradition of . . . — — Map (db m49679) HM|
|The sport of big game fishing originated in Avalon when Charles Frederick Holder caught a 183 pound Blue Fin Tuna with sport fish tackle on June 1, 1898. This angling milestone inspired him to form the Tuna Club of Santa Catalina Island, an . . . — — Map (db m49856) HM|
|The Tuna Club of Avalon marks the birthplace of modern big game sportfishing. In 1898, led by Dr. Charles Frederick Holder, the club's founding members adopted the rules of conduct stressing conservationist ethics and sporting behavior. Today, their . . . — — Map (db m49678) HM|
There are five panels placed at the memorial:
First panel in front of the memorial to the right. There is a duplicate panel located at the left entrance of the walkway:
Wrigley Memorial is dedicated to the memory of Wm. . . . — — Map (db m69075) HM|
| Swelled by the melting snows of towering mountains, our river has long nourished abundant life.
“Azusa” is the name of the Shoshonean village that existed for 6,000 years before Spanish explorers arrived in 1769 to find “a . . . — — Map (db m137818) HM|
| In-N-Out Burger opened on October 22, 1948 at 4:15 PM in Baldwin Park, California. The store was originally on Francisquito and Garvey, where the current freeway overpass is now located. It moved to this location in 1954.
On that first day . . . — — Map (db m162254) HM|
|Contained within this building are the remaining portions of an adobe house built by Francisco Salvador Lugo and his son Antonio María Lugo. Francisco Lugo was a prominent early landholder and Antonio served as the Alcalde of Los Angeles. They . . . — — Map (db m125567) HM|
| The view from Somerset (Bellflower) Boulevard in 1915, 10 years after the Santa Ana line first opened. On the left is PE substation #12. The Pacific Electric was an electrically powered interurban rail system. Power came from the company’s own . . . — — Map (db m133374) HM|
|This property has been
placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States Department of the Interior. — — Map (db m150055) HM|
Charles and Lotte Melhorn
More than fifty-year residents of the Santa Monica Mountains, Charles and Lotte Mel horn fought for the recognition of the natural areas and viewshed along Mulholland Drive as a precious public resource. . . . — — Map (db m164714) HM|
| Planted by the Rodeo
Land and Water Company between 1910 - 1914.
Plaque donated by Margo and Irwin Winkler, 1995. — — Map (db m148845) HM|
|The expedition of Don Gaspar de Portolá from Mexico passed this way en route to Monterey to begin the Spanish colonization of California. With Captain Don Fernando Rivera y Moncada, Lieutenant Don Pedro Fages, Sergeant José Francisco Ortega, and . . . — — Map (db m125155) HM|
| Built as the first hotel in the City and associated
with architects Elmer Grey and Paul R. Williams.
Beverly Hills Historic Landmark No. 1.
Built 1912. Designated 2012.
Beverly Hills City Council and Cultural Heritage Commission, . . . — — Map (db m148025) HM|
United States Department of the Interior National Register of Historic Places.
— — Map (db m148656) HM|
| In 1912 this five acre parcel of land was part of the terraced front lawn to the Beverly Hills Hotel. Brilliant floral displays stood as a welcome sight to the stark contrast of the surrounding brown fields and oiled dirt roads. In 1915, The hotel . . . — — Map (db m148110) HM|
|With the 1907 extension of Huntington’s Pacific
Electric system through Duarte to Glendora,
a cut was created to level the railroad’s right
of way in front of L.L. Bradbury’s country home.
To provide access to his home, the site of which
is now . . . — — Map (db m137592) HM|
|This restaurant was built in 1949 by locals Scott MacDonald and Ward Albert and is the oldest remaining Bob's Family Restaurant in America. It was designed by respected architect Wayne McAllister incorporating the 1940s Transitional design of . . . — — Map (db m144320) HM|
|When early settlers migrated to Southern California in the late 1800s, they saw the future potential of the fertile
valley located twelve miles north of Los Angeles. In 1867, Dr. David Burbank purchased the land, which, in
1911, would become . . . — — Map (db m137688) HM|
|Burbank City Hall
April 18, 1996
This Property has been
Placed on the
United States Department
Of The Interior — — Map (db m55763) HM|
This property has been
placed on the
of Historical Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior — — Map (db m55762) HM|
|Burbank's first City Hall was built here in 1916. The building housed the offices of the City Council and City Manager, and was also home to the Police and Fire Departments. In 1943, these offices were relocated to the present-day City Hall across . . . — — Map (db m57665) HM|
|Dedicated to the King of Late Night
for 30 years of keeping
America up late and laughing. — — Map (db m137687) HM|
|The record-breaking F-104 Starfighter was created by Clarence L “Kelly" Johnson and his Advanced Development Projects engineering unit (the "Skunk Works") at the Lockheed-California Company in Burbank. Johnson received the Collier Trophy in . . . — — Map (db m118434) HM|
|On this site in 1915, Thomas Story with sons Henry and Walter opened Story & Sons Hardware store. Thomas Story was one of Burbank’s earliest pioneers, arriving here in 1877. He opened Burbank’s first livery stable in 1899, and also farmed and sold . . . — — Map (db m144314) HM|
|The Sunset Canyon Country Club opened in 1921
as a private nine-hole golf course and country club.
In 1927 fire destroyed many club buildings. This
arch was built in 1927 as an entrance gate for a new
clubhouse. The City of Burbank owned the . . . — — Map (db m154850) HM|
| The Schoolhouse Bell once hung in the original Calabasas School, a one
room Victorian style building with a bell tower, which was constructed in
1890 at 24454 Calabasas Road. Around 1925, a new Spanish Colonial
Revival style structure was built . . . — — Map (db m156909) HM|
| It wasn't only the hit TV series M*A*S*H that made this place famous. Hundreds of films,TV shows, and commercials have been filmed on location at Malibu Creek State Park. Such dramatic vistas, natural beauty, and versatile open space have beckoned . . . — — Map (db m145620) HM|
|This adobe was built by Miguel Leonis in the early 1870's.
The chain of title extends from the King of Spain to the present owners. — — Map (db m145585) HM|
| M*A*S*H, a brilliant blend of drama and comedy — incorporating the universal theme of making do under difficult circumstances — drew a faithful audience that grew every year and landed the show in the pantheon of classic television. . . . — — Map (db m167580) HM|
|William C. Masson received a land patent in 1904 for 160
acres during the "Homesteading Days” of the early 1900s.
The Masson House was strategically located on Old Topanga
Canyon Road, the only route to Santa Monica, where the
Port of Los . . . — — Map (db m156885) HM|
Mulholland road was built in the 1920s "to take Angelinos
from the city to the ocean.” From parkway vista points you
can see panoramas of the city, mountains and beaches, or
hike trails into pockets of wilderness hidden in the . . . — — Map (db m167575) HM|
| Old Topanga Canyon Road was initially a stagecoach trail forged through
the mountains south of Calabasas and terminating at the beach just north
of Pacific Palisades. The trail became an important link between the San
Fernando Valley and Santa . . . — — Map (db m157237) HM|
| Designed by the architect Jock Peters, the Park Moderne Fountain is the only remaining fountain constructed as part of the artists colony known as Park Moderne — a residential subdivision created in 1927 with 174 lots. The Art Deco era . . . — — Map (db m156932) HM|
|Known as the “Oldest House in Hollywood”, this house was built in the 1870’s by Eugene Raphael Plummer. — — Map (db m126802) HM|
|Completed in 1984 for Robert Benson, this dwelling was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry in the Deconstructivism style. This architectural style is characterized by its use of unrelated, disharmonious abstract forms, and experimental . . . — — Map (db m156936) HM|
| The Bird Path is part of the original Park Moderne housing subdivision created in 1927. With long narrow streets named for various birds, the tract was envisioned as an artist colony featuring footpaths, pools, fountains, and a pump house. The Bird . . . — — Map (db m156927) HM|
|Jerold Lomax, FAIA, designed and built this single family residence for Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Rouse in 1973. The structure is constructed of 40-foot and 25-foot-long glue-laminated wood beams, supported by eight concrete pillars. For the time, this was . . . — — Map (db m156912) HM|
|A mission style stable converted to new uses as a community center of the arts of California and Mexico. — — Map (db m164331) HM|
| Canoga Park Branch Library, Modern style, built 1959.
Declared 2000, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 700, Cultural Heritage Commission, City of Los Angeles. — — Map (db m163862) HM|
|Built in 1931 and vacated in 1978 due to earthquake damage. Became the home of the Canoga Park Chamber of Commerce 1982. Dedicated as the Canoga Park Community Center 10/26/1986. Dedication of the Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Museum in part of the . . . — — Map (db m124827) HM|
| Canoga Park Southern Pacific Station, circa 1912.
Mission style - First railway station in the West Valley.
Historic-Cultural Monument No. 488, declared May 30, 1990, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs . . . — — Map (db m165894) HM|
|Dedicated to the employees of Rocketdyne on the tenth anniversary of man’s first lunar landing
July 20, 1979
A cluster of five Rocketdyne-built F-1 engines lifted the 365-foot-tall Apollo vehicle from Earth, beginning man’s journey . . . — — Map (db m113129) HM|
|Trees have always been an important consideration at Canoga Park High School since its founding in 1915. Many varieties of beautiful trees have been planted on campus over the years including the majestic Coast Redwood, (Sequoia Sempervirens), the . . . — — Map (db m135071) HM|
|On 15 November 1950, the SSFL conducted its first official test with a Rocketdyne-designed XLR43-NA-1 large liquid propellant rocket engine, which later became the Redstone engine. Encompassing 2558 acres, 18 large static test stands, 5 component . . . — — Map (db m145228) HM|
|On this centennial we honor over three thousand Chinese who helped build the Southern Pacific Railroad and the San Fernando Tunnel. Their labor gave California the first north-south railway, changing the state’s history. — — Map (db m133729) HM|
|On September 5, 1876, Charles Crocker, President of the Southern Pacific Company, drove a gold spike here to complete his company's San Joaquin Valley Line, the first rail connection of Los Angeles with San Francisco and Transcontinental lines. — — Map (db m122365) HM|
|On this exact site (or hereabouts) 100 years ago, Clamper Charles Crocker drove a spike of pure California gold, completing the Southern Pacific Railroad link between San Francisco & Los Angeles, Queen of Counties. — — Map (db m133821) HM|
|Robert A. Cinader's involvement with the Los Angeles County Fire Department began in 1971 when he filmed a pilot television movie about the county's fledgling paramedic program.
"Emergency" aired in 1972 and ran as a prime time show for five . . . — — Map (db m152460) HM|
| The National Forest Inn consisted of neat, white clapboard buildings, one of which was built on stilts to compensate for the steepness of the landscape (note building on left).
The U.S. Forest Service also had a Station here for the . . . — — Map (db m151496) HM|
| Traveling north for the next 17.6 miles, you will see rock and concrete monuments on the roadside. These monuments tell a story of a bygone era. Each one represents a place or business establishment that was on the site. When this twenty foot . . . — — Map (db m151528) HM|
| This remarkable 110-foot deep cut was excavated by large steam-powered shovels, which were hauled up the ridge by teams of mules. Though not maintained for over 60 years, these cut slopes remain secure today, a testimony to the engineering . . . — — Map (db m151495) HM|
| On August 31, 1986 at 11:56 A.M., two planes collided above a Cerritos neighborhood in the vicinity of Carmenita Road and 183rd Street. The tragic accident claimed 82 lives, destroyed 11 homes and severely damaged seven others. The collision was . . . — — Map (db m73108) HM|
| Chatsworth Community Church, 1903.
Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 14 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Art Department, City of Los Angeles. — — Map (db m163863) HM|
| Garden of the Gods was part of the Iverson Movie Ranch which flourished from 1912 until the late 1960s, the golden era of the "B” Western movies. This site was known as the "most shot up location in movie history.”
Hollywood . . . — — Map (db m127037) HM|
Cottage built by the Hill family in 1911.
Last homestead acre in the Valley. — — Map (db m144408) HM|
| Old Santa Susana Stage Road, 1859-90. Marked March 17 1939, Native Daughters of the Golden West, Topango Parlor 269. — — Map (db m131208) HM|
| 76 olive trees, clippings from
the San Fernando Mission, planted by Nelson A. Gray in 1893. — — Map (db m144984) HM|
| The Stagecoach Trail was used from 1861 to 1895. Also known as the Devil's Slide. — — Map (db m145659) HM|
| Stoney Point Outcroppings natural site, considered one of the most
picturesque areas in Los Angeles.
Declared 1974, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 132, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department. — — Map (db m163865) HM|
| A classic 1950's hamburger stand built in 1956
Cultural Heritage Commission Cultural Monument No. 750. — — Map (db m145764) HM|
|Home of pioneer William Workman. Workman and co-owner John Rowland developed the 48,790-acre La Puenta Rancho. Workman and co-leader Rowland organized the first wagon train of permanent eastern settlers which arrived in Southern California on . . . — — Map (db m50981) HM|
|"El Campo Santo," this region's earliest known private family cemetery, was established in 1850 by William Workman. The miniature Classic Grecian mausoleum was built in 1919 by grandson Walter P. Temple. Included in this cemetery are the remains of . . . — — Map (db m50983) HM|
| By the time Claremont was settled, Indians, who used to live here were on the Morongo Indian Reservation in Riverside County. Since most Indians who lived there were Cahuilla, early residents of Claremont believed that the name of the Indians who . . . — — Map (db m151621) HM|
| Claremont's municipal offices have occupied one or more of the buildings at this location
since 1925. City officials have made several decisions over the years to keep City Hall in
the Village in order to help protect the vitality of the Village . . . — — Map (db m149814) HM|
| In 1916 the city purchased the land for this first city park
with $5,000 in bond money. Originally called Triangle Park,
this land was owned by Helen Renwick, a local community
leader. It was not developed into a park site until 1926 when
funds . . . — — Map (db m149837) HM|
|Once an orange grove and home of the Herman and Bess Garner
family, this site was purchased in 1946 to serve as the city's first
community park. The Garners were business and educational leaders
and owners of the Padua Hills Theatre. The citizens . . . — — Map (db m149926) HM|
| The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad and its subsidiary, the Pacific
Land Improvement Company, founded the town of Claremont in 1887. The
railroad's original wooden, Gothic depot was replaced by this Spanish
Colonial Revival structure in . . . — — Map (db m149721) HM|
[The arch way leading to the grounds is flanked by two markers:]
Domínguez Ranch House
Central portion built in 1826 by Manuel Domínguez.
Rancho San Pedro
Ten square leagues granted, provisionally . . . — — Map (db m64857) HM|
|About one half mile southeast of this spot, on Dominguez Hill in historic Rancho San Pedro, the first Air Meet in the United States was held during January 10-20, 1910. Subsequently, this area has evolved into one of the world's leading . . . — — Map (db m50979) HM|
|The original house of two rooms was built in 1869 by A.R. Loomis. Other rooms were added by successive occupants. It was marked as the "Oldest House in Compton" in 1955; purchased by the city June 11, 1957; and removed from 209 South Acacia Street . . . — — Map (db m50977) HM|
| PFC James Anderson Jr. was born in Los Angeles California on Jan. 22, 1947. While living in the Carson area, he attended Los Angeles Harbor College for a year and a half before joining the United States Marine Corps in February of 1966.
PFC . . . — — Map (db m62660) WM|
|The firehouse-jail was the first civic building
commissioned by the city of Covina. The mission
revival structure was constructed in 1911 by pioneer builder Clarence Allison. When a new city hall and fire station was built in 1930, the fire . . . — — Map (db m138043) HM|
|Between 1934 and 1957, most of this area in Crescenta Valley Community Regional Park, west of Dunsmore Avenue and south of Honolulu Avenue, was a private park owned by the German-American League. The private park, named Hindenburg Park in memorial . . . — — Map (db m156524) HM WM|
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