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#920:  Casa de San Pedro

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Location:

Fort MacArthur, E side of parade field on Quartermaster Rd, N of Officers Rd, San Pedro

33.720948,-118.28494

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

In the first picture, you can just make out the plaque on the ground in front of the presents. This is the closest I could get since it is an active military base.


From the Guidebook:

The first known commercial structure on the shore of San Pedro Bay was built here in 1823 by the trading firm of McCulloch and Hartnell to store cattle hides from the San Gabriel and San Fernando missions. Richard Henry Dana described this adobe hide house in Two Years Before the Mast. Thus began the development of the Port of Los Angeles.



©2009 David Schmitt