|Location||4200 Olivas Park Dr., Ventura, California|
|NRHP Reference #||79000570|
|Added to NRHP||July 24, 1979|
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.
- List of Registered Historic Places in Ventura County, California
- Ranchos of California
- Spanish missions in California