Colony House (Simi, California)

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Colony House
Colony House, Simi Valley.jpg
Colony House (Simi, California) is located in California
Colony House (Simi, California)
Location 137 Strathearn Pl., Simi, California
Coordinates 34°16′30″N 118°48′4″W / 34.27500°N 118.80111°W / 34.27500; -118.80111Coordinates: 34°16′30″N 118°48′4″W / 34.27500°N 118.80111°W / 34.27500; -118.80111
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built 1888
Architectural style Late Victorian, Prefabricated
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 78000824[1]
Added to NRHP September 18, 1978

The Colony House, at 137 Strathearn Pl. in Simi Valley, California, is a kit house built in 1888 that is on display in a historical park, the Strathearn Historical Park and Museum, along with the Simi Adobe and the Strathearn House.

The Colony House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

It was one of 12 kit houses that started an intended community, "Simiopolis", of which only two survive. The house was originally located at Second and Ashland Streets and came to serve as a parsonage to a church. When the church sought to use the property for an extension of the church itself, the building was moved in 1970 to the current site.[2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Grant T. Burrows (March 1, 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Colony House". National Park Service.  and accompanying four photos