#0716 Griffith Ranch


#0716 Griffith Ranch

Site information:

12685 Foothill Blvd at Vaughn St, Pacoima

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque.  The plaque was missing as of March 2024.

Plaque text:

The Griffith Ranch

Originally part of the San Fernando Mission lands, this ranch was purchased by David Wark Griffith, revered pioneer of silent motion pictures, in 1912. It provided the locale for many western thrillers, including "Custer's Last Stand", and was the inspiration for the immortal production, "Birth of a Nation." It was acquired by Fritz B. Burns in 1948, who has perpetuated the Griffith name in memory of the great film pioneer.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with Mr. Fritz B. Burns; the History and Landmarks Association of the San Fernando and Antelope Valley Parlors, Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West; and the San Fernando Mission Parlor No. 280, Native Daughters of the Golden West, December 13, 1959.

Registered 12/2/1959