Olivas Adobe

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Olivas Adobe
Olivas Adobe (Ventura, California).jpg
Olivas Adobe
Location 4200 Olivas Park Dr., Ventura, California
Coordinates 34°14′40″N 119°14′28″W / 34.24444°N 119.24111°W / 34.24444; -119.24111Coordinates: 34°14′40″N 119°14′28″W / 34.24444°N 119.24111°W / 34.24444; -119.24111
Built 1837
Architect Olivas, Raimundo
Architectural style Other
NRHP Reference # 79000570
CHISL # 115
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 24, 1979[2]
Designated CHISL 1933[1]

The Olivas Adobe in Ventura, California is an adobe structure built in 1841 by Raymundo Olivas on the north bank of the Santa Clara River about a mile from the estuary where it flows into the Santa Barbara Channel.

Olivas received, in recognition of his service at the Presidio of Santa Barbara, approximately 2,250 acres (9 km2) as part of land grant from Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado in 1841, which he named Rancho San Miguel. The land had originally been part of grazing area for the cattle herds of Mission San Buenaventura but was appropriated during the secularization of the missions lands.

Olivas built the adobe home in 1841, and expanded it in 1849 to two stories, making it the only such building in the area. He and his wife and their 21 children lived here until 1899. It later became part of Max Fleischmann's holdings (of yeast and margarine fame), and it was he who donated the land and the house to the City of Ventura.

The Olivas Adobe is registered as California Historical Landmark #115 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[2]

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  1. ^ "Olivas Adobe". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  2. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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