-Centinela Adobe Tour and Talk (Saturday, June 3, 2017)
-HSSC Tour of the San Gabriel Mission and La Casa de Lopez de Lowther Adobe (Saturday, June 10, 2017)
Centinela Adobe Tour and Talk
Saturday, June 3, 2017
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
The HSSC is co-sponsoring a tour of the Centinela Adobe with a talk about the Avila Family. The event is co-sponsored by the Historical Society of Centinela Valley
The Centinela Adobe, also known as La Casa de la Centinela, is a Spanish Colonial style adobe house built in 1834. It is one of the 43 surviving adobes within Los Angeles County. The Adobe was the seat of the 2,000 acre Rancho Aguaje de la Centinela, a Mexican Alta California era land grant. The Rancho, granted to Ygnacio Machado, was partitioned from the much larger Rancho Sausal Redondo (22,500 acres), which was granted to Antonio Ygnacio Avila.
After a tour of the adobe, Dr. Donna Schuele (Cal State LA) will present “The Roots of Inglewood: The Avila Family and the Fight for Rancho Sausal Redondo.”
The Centinela Adobe is located at 7634 Midfield Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
After the tour and talk, we will meet for an optional no-host lunch at Pann’s Restaurant at:
6710 La Tijera Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Tour registration is $15 for members of the HSSC and the Centinela Valley Historical Society, $25 for non-members, and $10 for students. Members of the HSSC and CVHS and students should email email@example.com for the discount code. Go to https://hssctourjun3.eventbrite.com to register. The tour is limited to 25.
HSSC Tour of the San Gabriel Mission and La Casa de Lopez de Lowther Adobe
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Come tour two sites in San Gabriel’s historic mission district. The HSSC will tour both the San Gabriel Mission and the La Casa de Lopez de Lowther Adobe.
The San Gabriel Mission, named for the Archangel Gabriel, was founded in 1771 by Spanish Franciscan missionaries and remains one of the best preserved missions in California. The Mission’s historic church, constructed in 1805, is the oldest functioning Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The San Gabriel Mission continues to serve as a parish church for the City of San Gabriel. Since 1908, the Claretian Missionaries have overseen the care and maintenance of the mission’s historic grounds and museum collection.
Built in the early 1800s, La Casa de Lopez de Lowther was part of the San Gabriel Mission complex, situated near the northwest courtyard area. Juan Lopez moved into the house in 1849, and members of his family occupied the home until 1964. Today, La Casa de Lopez de Lowther is closed to the public and serves in a limited role for parish-related functions.
John Macias, History Instructor at Cerritos College and San Gabriel Mission Board chair, and Kim Walters, mission museum curator, will lead a tour of the San Gabriel Mission site. The tour will include information about the mission itself, the museum collection, and preservation work. The group will then tour the Lopez Adobe, which is only open for private tours.
The mission is located at 428 S Mission Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776.
A number of local options are available for lunch after the tour.
Tour registration is $15 for members of the HSSC, $25 for non-members, and $10 for students. HSSC members and students should email firstname.lastname@example.org for the discount code. Go to https://hssctourjun10.eventbrite.com to register. The tour is limited to 25.