Richard Egan House

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Richard Egan House
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Richard Egan House in Downtown San Juan Capistrano, California.
Richard Egan House is located in California
Richard Egan House
Richard Egan House is located in the United States
Richard Egan House
Location31829 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, California
Coordinates33°30′02.00″N 117°39′45.00″W / 33.5005556°N 117.6625000°W / 33.5005556; -117.6625000Coordinates: 33°30′02.00″N 117°39′45.00″W / 33.5005556°N 117.6625000°W / 33.5005556; -117.6625000
Area0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Architectural styleVictorian Architecture
NRHP reference #100000460[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 17, 2017

The Richard Egan House, also known as Egan House or Judge Richard Egan House, is a historic home located in downtown San Juan Capistrano, California. It was designed and constructed by Richard Egan who later became the city's judge. Egan, born in Ireland and studied in New York fell in love with San Juan Capistrano and decided to settle down and build a home. The house is a one-story structure built originally built in 1883 but was destroyed by fire and the current home was rebuilt in 1898. It has classic Victorian Architecture with brick walls and a white wooden patio porch. The building once served as courtroom for the town until Egan's death in 1923.

Today, the building is home to Ellie's Bakery, an independent breakfast restaurant with a few other locations within southern Orange County. Inside the building are many artifacts from the town's late 19th and early 20th century history. Outside the building, facing west, are three historical markers. One indicating the property is listed on the National Register, another indicating it is a San Juan Capistrano historic site, and one with a few paragraphs of information regarding Richard Egan and his home. The Richard Egan House was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 17, 2017.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.