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Rancho La Cienega O' Paso de la Tijera, adobe buildings
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Rancho La Cienega O' Paso de la Tijera is a series of adjoining adobe structures located on the eastern side of the Baldwin Hills; an area determined to be approximately 4,481 acres. The unusual title of the Rancho is actually two names combined: "La Cienega" ("The Swamp"), refers to the marshes in the area between Baldwin Hills and Beverly Hills; the latter half of the name "Paso de la Tijera" ("Pass of the Scissors"), was a name used by the early Spanish to describe the pass through the nearby hills that resembled an open pair of scissors. The area remained unclaimed for many years following the first Spanish settlements in California, and squatters from the pueblo, considering these lands public, built the La Tijera adobe as early as 1790 or 1795 for the purpose of raising cattle on surrounding land. In 1843, Manuel Michaeltorrena (then Mexican Governor of Alta California) formally granted Rancho La Cienega O' Paso de la Tijera to Vicente Sa´nchez. Rancho La Cienega O' Paso de la Tijera was declared Historic Cultural Monument #487 on May 1, 1890. Years later, a portion of it became the center of Sunset Fields public golf links located at 3725 Don Felipe Drive, off Crenshaw Boulevard; in 1959, Bernadette Fathers sold the property to Park View Women's Club.
View of Rancho Cienega O' Paso de la Tijera located on the 2400 block of S. Crenshaw Boulevard in the Baldwin Hills area. It shows two adobes, a single-story on the left, and a two-story on the right; another smaller building is visible in the background between the adobes.
1 photographic print :b&w ;13 x 17 cm. on board 16 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Adobes-Rancho La Cienega O' Paso de la Tijera.; N-003-668 8x10 (Additional print)
Adobe houses--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles
Ranches--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Sa´nchez, Toma´s A.,1826-1882
Rancho La Cienega O' Paso de la Tijera (Calif.)

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