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Miguel Leonis Adobe, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, Los Angeles County, CA



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Item Title
Miguel Leonis Adobe, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, Los Angeles County, CA

Location
23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-342
Building/structure dates: 1875 initial construction
Significance: Calabasas, a lawless place at mid-19th century, was the southern spur of the stage line operated by Flint, Bixby and Butterfield between Los Angeles and Monterey. The Leonis Adobe in this area was the home and headquarters of the legendary Miguel Leonis by at least 1875, and probably earlier. By this date he had become so powerful and notorious in the San Fernando Valley that he was commonly referred to as "the King of Calabasas." This land and the adjacent Rancho El Escorpion, to the north, was part of the original Spanish grant to the San Fernando Mission...

Subjects
Adobe Houses


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 EAST ELEVATION
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 SOUTH ELEVATION
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 DETAIL OF DOOR
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 DETAIL OF WINDOW
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 DETAIL OF WINDOW


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