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Old floor
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Vincent de la Osa Adobe, built in 1849 by Don Vicente De La Osa, was a favored stopping place for the numerous travelers on El Camino Real. It stands on land that is a part of the one-square-league Rancho El Encino granted in 1845 by Governor Pio Pico to three Indians, Ramon, Francisco, and Roque, whose interests were purchased by Don Vicente. Originally the land was under the jurisdiction of Mission San Fernando Rey founded in 1797.
Photograph caption dated March 10, 1960 reads "Dr. Donald C. Cutter, professor of history, right, and graduate student John Polich, inspect timber from floor discovered in blacksmith shop to rear of Encino's first adobe. One floor and later another were found as excavation continued. Digging is directed by Dr. William J. Wallace and commissioned by state." Cutter is a professor at USC.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Cutter, Donald C
Vincent de la Osa Adobe (Los Angeles, Calif.)
University of Southern California--Faculty
University of Southern California--Students
Men--California--Los Angeles
Young men--California--Los Angeles
College teachers--California--Los Angeles
College students--California--Los Angeles
Adobe houses--California--Encino (Los Angeles)
Historians--United States
Dwellings--California--Encino (Los Angeles)
Excavations (Archaeology)--California--Los Angeles
Flooring--California--Los Angeles
Parks--California--Encino (Los Angeles)
California Historical Landmarks
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Los Encinos Rancho (Calif.)
Encino (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Osa, Vicente de la

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