Rocha House

Coordinates: 34°2′22″N 118°23′5″W / 34.03944°N 118.38472°W / 34.03944; -118.38472
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Rocha House
Rocha House exterior
Location2400 Shenandoah Street, Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°2′22″N 118°23′5″W / 34.03944°N 118.38472°W / 34.03944; -118.38472
DesignatedJanuary 28, 1963[1]
Reference no.13
Rocha House is located in Western Los Angeles
Rocha House
Location of Rocha House in Western Los Angeles

Rocha House is a historic site in Los Angeles, California, that was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #13 in 1963. It is located in Reynier Village in Mid-City, Los Angeles.

LAHCM 13 Rocha House sign

Originally part of Rancho Rincón de Los Bueyes, the land on which the house sits was conveyed to the son of the owner of Rancho La Brea in 1872. The Rocha House, sometimes called La Casa de Rocha, was built prior to the transfer, in 1865, by Don Antonio José Rocha II. [2]

The original house has a square “ground plan” and a “gringo stairway”; there have been multiple additions.[2]

As of 1966, three years after the site was designated a historic-cultural monument, “This quaint landmark, still showing evidence of its romantic past, is the home of a descendant of a descendant of Antonio José Rocha.” It remains a private home.[2]


  1. ^ Department of City Planning. "Designated Historic-Cultural Monuments". City of Los Angeles. Archived from the original on 2010-06-09. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  2. ^ a b c Hoover, Mildred Brooke; Rensch, Hero Eugene; Rensch, Ethel Grace; Abeloe, William N. (revision) (1966). Historic Spots in California (3rd ed.). Stanford University Press. p. 157.