#0368 Reid-Baldwin Adobe


#0368 Reid-Baldwin Adobe

Site information:

Los Angeles County Arboretum, 301 N Baldwin, Arcadia


The site and plaque are in the arboretum, which is restricted to operating hours and requires a fee.

Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

Hugo Reid Adobe 1839

Reconstructed by the State of California 1958-60

Restored by the California Conservation Corps 1983

OHP description:

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, Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin purchased the rancho, increasing his total ownership of California lands to 40,000 acres, and in 1879 added a wooden wing to the Reid adobe. Both Reid and Baldwin were actively involved in the early development and growth of southern California.

Registered 4/3/1940