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Poyorena Adobe
Alternative Title
Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
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Federal Writers' Project
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Exterior view of the Eduardo Poyorena, Sr. Adobe, located on the former Rancho Santa Gertrudis in Downey.; According to some accounts, Eduardo Sr., sold the rancho to John Gately Downey to start his city. The title of trust indicates that Downey purchased a parcel of land from Eduardo Poyorena Sr. and lived in the adobe for a short time. In 1892, General Peter Swaine purchased the adobe. Swaine's grandson, Wallace Wiggins, remodeled the adobe increasing its size.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 28 4x5; Adobes.
Adobe houses--California--Downey
Rancho Santa Gertrudis (Calif.)
Downey (Calif.)
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs

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