#368:  Hugo Reid Adobe

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Los Angeles State and County Arboretum, 301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia





Private Plaque


To see this you have to get in to the Los Angeles County Arboretum. As of December 2014, the adobe was undergoing a stabilization project and the site was mostly inaccessible, and the plaque was not visible.

From the Guidebook:

Hugo Reid, a Scotsman, petitioned the government of Mexico to grant him Rancho Santa Anita. His claim strengthened by his marriage to Victoria, a native Indian of the San Gabriel Mission, he received the grant on April 16, 1841. Immediately upon filing his petition, Reid took possession of the land, started to farm and plant vineyards, and built the first house-the Hugo Reid Adobe-in 1839. In 1875, E. J. Baldwin purchased the rancho and in 1879 added a wooden wing to the old adobe.

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