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Photograph was edited for publication purposes Leonis Adobe, built in 1844, is one of the oldest surviving private residences in Los Angeles County. Located in Calabasas, California, the adobe was occupied by wealthy rancher, Miguel Leonis, until his death in 1889. After his death, the property was the subject of a legal dispute lasting more than 15 years. By 1961, the adobe had fallen into disrepair, and its owner applied for a permit to raze the structure and build a supermarket. Preservationists succeeded in having the adobe declared a Historic-Cultural Landmark (the first structure in Los Angeles receiving the designation) in 1962. Leonis Adobe is known as one of the most haunted sites in Los Angeles County. The adobe was restored and is operated as a living museum. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Photograph caption dated June 14, 1965 reads "This old nickel-plated copper-lined tub, paneled with walnut, was picked up by Phillips and his wife on 'treasure-hunting' expedition to city dumps. They searched for usable decor from homes built between 1870 and 1890." Ray Phillips is president of the Leonis Adobe Association. The adobe is located at 23537 Calabasas Road in Calabasas.; See images #00136233, #00136234, #00045938, #00045943, #00045947 and #00045948 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
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