AKA: Catalina Adobe, Glendale, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1860

2211 Bonita Drive
Glendale, CA 91208

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The grandson of rancher Jose Maria Verdugo (1751-1831), Teodoro , erected this adobe dwelling around 1860. The elder Verdugo, a corporal in the Spanish Army's San Diego Company, received a land grant following his retirement from military service, a huge property on which he developed his Rancho San Rafael. His heirs received pieces of this original Spanish land grant, his son, Julio Antonio Verdugo (1789-1876), and daughter, Catalina Verdugo (1792–1871). Over the years, the family needed to sell land off to pay debts. In 1989, the City of Glendale bought the house and its remaining property on which it built a 1.3-acre public park, named appropriately, "Verdugo Park."

The "Oak of Peace" living on the Verdugo property was also named a Glendale Historic Resource (1977) and recognized a California State Historical Landmark.

California Historical Landmark: ID n/a

Glendale Register of Historic Places (1977): 1

PCAD id: 18098