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Picket adobe
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Woods, Jon
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The structure was built in 1875 by Miguel Leonis, a Spanish land baron and cattle rancher, as the "seat" of his West Valley empire. The fate of the historic Leonis adobe may hinged on a zone change and the Calabasas site could become a shopping center. Photo shows supporters for the Adobe home holding signs which read, "Progress is for City Folk," "Help!! The Valley's most important landmark" and "Last Frontier of the Old West."
Photograph caption dated December 20, 1960 reads, "Teenagers picket Miguel Leonis adobe in Calabasas in protest to plans to demolish the adobe to make way for a shopping center. From left are Billy Blayock, 12; Elaine moore, 14; Franki Ward, 15; and Susie de la Torre-Bueno, 16, all of Calabasas."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Leonis Adobe (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Adobe houses--California--Calabasas
Signs and signboards--California--Calabasas
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Young women--California--Calabasas
Young men--California--Calabasas
Calabasas (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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