#0943 Cornelius and Mercedes Jenson Ranch


#0943 Cornelius and Mercedes Jenson Ranch

Site information:

4307 Briggs St, Riverside

Site and plaque are located in a gated park.  Access limited to operating hours.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Jensen-Alvarado Ranch

Danish sea captain Cornelius Jensen sailed to San Francisco during the Gold Rush to sell his cargo. In 1854 he settled in Agua Mansa, established a store, and married Mercedes Alvarado, a descendant of a pioneer Californio family. The Jensens purchased this ranch in 1865 and began planting vineyards and orchards. They used local materials to build their house which is of Danish vernacular design. The Jensens made this ranch an important civic, social, business, and agricultural center.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Riverside County Historical Commission and E Clampus Vitus, October 11, 1987.

Registered 6/12/1981