#0224 Ruins of the Third Serrano Adobe


#0224 Ruins of the Third Serrano Adobe

Site information:

On Temescal Canyon Road, just E of the 15

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.  Not even ruins.


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

Site of Third Serrano Adobe

Nearby, an adobe house was built about 1867. It was occupied until 1898 by Leandro Serrano's widow Josefa. Under Spanish law, she owned the surrounding 20,000-acre Rancho Temescal; but her ownership was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Plaque placed by Billy Holcomb Chapter of E Clampus Vitus, Hydro Conduit Corporation and Phil Porretta family. October 11, 1981.

OHP description:

Don Leandro Serrano set out orchards and vineyards and cultivated some of the fertile lands of the Temescal Valley. In the 1840s he built his third adobe, which the Serrano family occupied until 1898, on the well-traveled road between San Diego and Los Angeles.

Registered 6/20/1935