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Restored Adobe Flores, or the Juan Perez Adobe
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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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The Adobe Flores, also known as "The Juan Perez Adobe" named for the ranchero responsible for building its adobe walls, was built in 1839 in Rancho San Pascual on the 14,402 acre Mexican land grand. The name of this adobe comes from General Jose Maria Flores, who led the Mexican Army of California during Mexican War. Although Gen. Flores never lived at the house, the adobe itself supposedly served as the Californio's temporary headquarters. General Flores and his staff held their last council here after the 1847 "Battle of La Mesa", which took place four miles southeast of Los Angeles. Clara Eliot Noyes restored the Flores Adobe in the mid-to-late 1800s; it was once again restored and upgraded by Carleton M. Winslow, Sr. in 1919. In 1920 the adobe was converted to a ritzy teahouse, years later it served as a golf house as well as a real estate office, and finally was transformed back to a private residence. The Adobe Flores, located at 1804 Foothill Street in South Pasadena, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Side view of the Juan Perez Adobe, more commonly known as Adobe Flores, built on Rancho San Pascual. It shows a large single story "L" shaped adobe house, with a red-tiled roof, bright white walls, several doors, and green shutters adorning long narrow windows. Fruit trees, palm trees, and yuccas make up part of the landscape. The house was built at the base of Raymond Hill, near a stream and an oak grove by Juan Perez in 1839. This photo shows the adobe, after being restored by Clara Eliot Noyes.
1 photographic print :b&w ;20 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
South Pasadena-Adobes-Flores.; N-000-451 8x10
Adobe houses--California--South Pasadena
Dwellings--California--South Pasadena
South Pasadena Cultural Heritage Landmarks
Rancho San Pascual (Calif.)
South Pasadena (Calif.)

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