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Historical Markers in La Verne, California

 
Clickable Map of Los Angeles County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Los Angeles County, CA (1148) Kern County, CA (310) Orange County, CA (354) San Bernardino County, CA (272) Ventura County, CA (135)  LosAngelesCounty(1148) Los Angeles County (1148)  KernCounty(310) Kern County (310)  OrangeCounty(354) Orange County (354)  SanBernardinoCounty(272) San Bernardino County (272)  VenturaCounty(135) Ventura County (135)
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La Verne is in Los Angeles County
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      San Bernardino County (272)  
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1California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — “Scubie” Mills Heritage Trees
These deodar cedar trees which were planted on Third Street by Hubert “Scubie” Mills have been designated heritage trees in his honor.Map (db m190921) HM
2California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — 31 — A.J. Milne HomeCraftsman Bungalow – 1903/04
Occupied from 1909-1916 by A.J. Milne, a hardware merchant who operated a Studebaker dealership, plumbing, real estate, and insurance business in one Lordsburg building. The 1˝ story bungalow has classic square front porch columns with twin . . . Map (db m190869) HM
3California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — 6 — Bowman HomeStone Craftsman Bungalow - 1927
Carpenter Jonas E. Bowman and Mason J. Ross Hanawalt built this home for Bowman's family. Much of the lumber used was salvaged from the old 1887 Lordsburg Hotel / College building which was razed in 1927. Bowman and Hanawalt later built a . . . Map (db m191087) HM
4California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — 22 — Brandt HouseCraftsman Bungalow - 1922
Christian J & Sarah Brandt came from Iowa to Covina in 1887 and began raising citrus. Brandt bought ten acres in Lordsburg in 1910. The famly first lived at what is now 2838 White Avenue, then resided here 1922-1939. Both homes were built . . . Map (db m191079) HM
5California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — Carob TreeKuns Park
Planted in 1910 by Henry L. Kuns who owned the park until it was purchased by the city in 1939.Map (db m190947) HM
6California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — 3 — Dr. Frank Shirk HomeCraftsman Bungalow - 1910
Built 1910 for George and Lucinda Hanawalt by their sons, Sam, Harvey and J Ross Hanawalt. The house was acquired in 1919 by Dr. and Mrs. Frank Shirk. Dr. Shirk maintained a small office next door. The Shirks lived here 1919 - 1958.Map (db m190954) HM
7California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — 9 — Henry L. Kuns HomeCalifornia Craftsman Bungalow - 1911
Henry L. Kuns was son of David Kuns, one of four men who established Lordsburg College. Henry Kuns was a rancher, realtor, banker, and first mayor of Lordsburg. He founded an orphanage named for his parents, David and Margaret, and created . . . Map (db m190950) HM
8California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — 4 — Hortense Lear HomeSpanish Colonial Revival - 1921
Constructed in 1921 for retired Illinois teacher Hortense Lear, this home combines flat-roofed Spanish Pueblo style with a semi-round early American portico. Miss Lear occupied the home 1921-1953, then left it in her will to the Church of . . . Map (db m190914) HM
9California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — 10 — Huck ResidenceTransitional Victorian - Craftsman
This home is believed to have been built before 1900. It was acquired by Jonas Bowman, who built his family the stone home across the street. Later his daughter Helen and her husband Charles ("Chuck") Huck lived here from 1954 to 2001.Map (db m191084) HM
10California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — 2 — Isaac Eikenberry HomeCalifornia Craftsman Bungalow - 1912
This Craftsman home, built in 1912 by Mace and Adele Doutt, was purchased in 1918 by Isaac Eikenberry and remained in the Eikenberry family until 1974, a total of 56 years. The large bur oak tree grew from an acorn which Eikenberry . . . Map (db m190938) HM
11California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — 13 — J.M. Johnson HomeCalifornia Craftsman Bungalow - 1911
This residence was built at the same time as Henry L. Kuns’ home at the north end of the block. James M. Johnson was married to Kuns' daughter, Ora Lamb Kuns. Johnson owned the Lordsburg Garage & Machine Shop. He also maintained streets . . . Map (db m190953) HM
12California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — 386 — La Casa de Carrion
This house, built in 1868 by Saturnio Carrion, was restored in 1951 by Paul E. Traweek. California Registered Historical Landmark No. 386.Map (db m127951) HM
13California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — La Verne Bicentennial Liberty Bell
The original Liberty Bell, cast in 1752, continues to serve as a symbol of courage and freedom. In the bicentennial year of 1975, the White Chapel Foundry in London cast 100 duplicate bells, two for each state. California cities which secured . . . Map (db m161082) HM
14California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — La Verne Heights Elementary School
In 1984 a Red Oak tree in front of La Verne Heights Elementary School became diseased. Tree limbs began to fall off onto Baseline Road, creating hazards for drivers as well as students of the elementary school. Recognizing the potential danger, . . . Map (db m190868) HM
15California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — 7 — Lomeli AdobeLast Adobe Built in La Verne - 1957
Leo Lomeli, the local Santa Fe railway station agent 1942-1960, began building this home in 1951 for his wife, Esperanza, and three sons. It was a labor of love, completed in 1957 with help from friends and family. Lomeli was the first . . . Map (db m190945) HM
16California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — Lordsburg Townsite
This transportation kiosk salutes the past and future role of transportation in shaping the city of La Verne. Founded by entrepreneur Isaac W. Lord in 1887 as one of a string of boom towns platted along the Santa Fe railway, the township of . . . Map (db m128943) HM
17California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — 18 — Moomaw House1911 Craftsman
Built by carpenter William Moomaw for his parents and family. Moomaw married in 1912 and lived here with his wife until 1962. In the 1920's he and his neighbor to the west moved the home about thirty feet west so no other house could be . . . Map (db m191083) HM
18California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — 21 — The Haugh Residence‘Hanawalt Block’ Craftsman
Built 1913-14 for Lordsburg College teachers B. S. and Laura Haugh by her father, J. P. Harshbarger. Concrete blocks were produced by the Hanawalt Bros; lumber was from the Lordsburg Lumber Company. Noted for their musical talents, the Haughs lived . . . Map (db m128973) HM
19California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — 17 — The Meredith HomeVictorian - 1887
In 1887 Lewis C. Meredith bought land in the unincorporated town of La Verne Heights, planted citrus trees, and built this home. The town's name was taken by Lordsburg in 1917. Meredith's citrus acreage was later sold, but the home has . . . Map (db m190770) HM
20California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — The Weber House
As shown on a Pomona Land Water Association map, the Weber House was built in 1885 by its owners, Thomas Oldam and John Park. John Weber acquired the home in 1892 and like other land owners in the area, Weber planted several acres of citrus . . . Map (db m190769) HM
 
 
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May. 28, 2022