Lassen Street Olive Trees (Chatsworth, California)

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76 Mature Olive Trees
Lassen Street Olive Trees
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Lassen Street Olive Trees (2009).
Location Lassen Street, between Topanga Canyon Boulevard & Farralone Avenue, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California.
Built 1903
Governing body City of Los Angeles
Designated May 10, 1967[1]
Reference No. 49

The Lassen Street Olive Trees, also known as 76 Mature Olive Trees, are a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument located in the Chatsworth community of the northwestern San Fernando Valley, in Los Angeles, Southern California.

History[edit]

An avenue (alleé) of Olive trees (Olea europaea) were planted in 1890 along a then dirt road by N. A. Grey, who owned property there. They are believed to have been grown from cuttings taken from the Spanish Colonial c. 1800 planted olive orchard trees at the Mission San Fernando Rey de España across the Valley.[2]

When the site was designated a Historic-Cultural Monument in 1967, there were 76 olive trees along several blocks of western of Lassen Street. According to the Chatsworth Daughters of the American Revolution chapter, there are 49 trees surviving/remaining in the 2010s.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Department of City Planning. "Designated Historic-Cultural Monuments". City of Los Angeles. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Historic Sites in Chatsworth, California". Chatsworth Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.  . accessed 2.14.2014.

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