#522:  Serra Springs

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"University High School Horticulture Area", 11800 Texas Ave, Los Angeles





Private Plaque


The guidebook directions are above, but the school is completely fenced in, and what might be a "horticulture area" is unclear. There is now a museum for this site which allows visitors during brief operating hours. The sign for Tongva Springs is on Barrington, near the back of the school.

From the Guidebook:

The Portolá Expedition of 1769 encamped at this spring, and it is reported that in 1770 Father Serra said Mass here to the Indians of this area. This spring was also the former water supply of the town of Santa Monica. The site is now the campus of the University High School.

©2009 David Schmitt