John A. Rowland House

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John A. Rowland House
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John A. Rowland House October 14, 2010
John A. Rowland House is located in Los Angeles Metropolitan Area
John A. Rowland House
Location 16021 E. Gale Ave., Industry, California
Coordinates 34°0′39″N 117°57′24″W / 34.01083°N 117.95667°W / 34.01083; -117.95667Coordinates: 34°0′39″N 117°57′24″W / 34.01083°N 117.95667°W / 34.01083; -117.95667
Built 1855
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 73000403[1]
Added to NRHP July 16, 1973

John A. Rowland House in the City of Industry, California was built in 1855.[1] It was the home of pioneer John A. Rowland, of the Workman-Rowland party, co-leader of the first American band of settlers to reach Southern California in 1841. John A. Rowland built this home for his second wife, Charlotte M. Gray.

The John Rowland House is noteworthy for being the oldest surviving brick structure in Southern California. Built in 1855, the Greek Revival architecture style was used by John Rowland. Victoria, his daughter of the second marriage, inherited the home and in 1879 married Capt. John W. Hudson. The latter's daughter inherited the property and in 1920 married William Dibble of the Oakwell Rancho in Covina.[2] It is undergoing many improvements in preparation for future reopening (the interior is currently closed due to earthquake damage).

Public access[edit]

The John A. Rowland House is maintained by the La Puente Valley Historical Society. Due to ongoing restoration efforts, the house and adjacent property are currently closed to the public. LPVHS occasionally conducts tours for local schools.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Covina Citizen, November 26, 1931, p. 3, c. 2

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