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Johnson-Taylor Ranch House, Black Mountain Road, Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego County, CA



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HB96261
General View Of Complex (drawing From History Of San Diego County, California, Published 1883

HB96262
Courtyard, 1890 (photograph From Title Insurance Collection, San Diego Historical Society

HB96263
Courtyard From Southeast


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Location
Black Mountain Road vicinity, Rancho Penasquitos, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2072
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-211).
Building/structure dates: 1893 initial construction
Significance: This ranch house is one of the few remaining adobe structures of the nineteenth century in the San Diego area. It is in a relatively changed valley which once supported extensive cattle and citrus growing operations. / The Johnson-Taylor Adobe is a rare example of an adobe ranch house constructed for a great nineteenth century Southern California rancho. Built sometime before 1883, it became the center of large scale cattle and fruit growing operations. It later became the object of popular excursions into the country from San Diego. It is now included in plans for a San Diego park.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF COMPLEX (drawing from History of San Diego County, California, published 1883. Photocopy 1975 by Bert Shankland, San Diego).
2. COURTYARD, 1890 (photograph from Title Insurance Collection, San Diego Historical Society. Photocopy 1975 by Bert Shankland, San Diego).
3. COURTYARD FROM SOUTHEAST


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