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Title
Antonio Lugo adobe and surroundings
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1875
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Antonio Maria Lugo (1775-1860) was born at the San Antonio de Padua Mission near Monterey. A Corporal in the Spanish army, he received his discharge after seventeen years and was granted 29,514 acres of land as a reward for his faithful service to the King of Spain and the military. He named this tract of land Rancho San Antonio, after his birthplace. Lugo maintained a beautiful adobe home in the pueblo, located in the exclusive Plaza and across from the church. In 1816 he was appointed Alcalde (Mayor) of Spanish Colonial Los Angeles, and served until 1819. Don Antonio Maria Lugo, or "El Viejo Lugo" - an endearing title bestowed upon him, gradually added vast properties, and was the owner of much of what is now the city of Los Angeles; it was said he could ride from San Diego to Sonoma, a distance of nearly 700 miles, without once leaving his own land. After Don Antonio's death in 1860, the rancho was divided among his children: Jose´ Mari´a, Jose´ del Carmen, Vicente, Jesus, and Merced.
Early view of the Plaza surroundings, including Antonio Maria Lugo adobe, built in 1819, and located at San Pedro near 2nd Street. The Lugo adobe is indicated by a star (middle right), and the large towered building seen in the center distance is the Wallace Woodworth residence.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;20 x 25 cm. on board 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00081438
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Adobes-Lugo, Antonio.; A-006-716 4x5
CARL0000081563
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112430
Subject
Dirt roads--California--Los Angeles
Adobe houses--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Lugo, Antonio Maria

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