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Rancho Encino adobe
Alternative Title
Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1935
Publication Information
Federal Writers' Project
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Exterior view of Rancho Encino adobe, built in 1849 by Don Vicente de la Osa on land under the jurisidiction of Mission San Fernando Rey, founded in 1797. The rancho was originally 4,460 acres in size, but through the years, it would slowly be taken apart, a piece at a time. In 1916, 1,170 acres of land were sold from the Rancho. This parcel was subdivided and became the city of Encino. Almost 20 years after this photo was taken, the last remaining parcel of land, containing the De La Osa adobe, Garnier House and spring were purchased by the State of California, and the Los Encinos State Historic Park was created.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA B-4060 4x5
Ranches--California--Encino (Los Angeles)
Adobe houses--California--Encino (Los Angeles)
Dwellings--California--Encino (Los Angeles)
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs
Osa, Vicente de la
Los Encinos Rancho (Calif.)
Encino (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Amestoy, Domingo

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