Olivas Adobe

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Olivas Adobe
Olivas Adobe
Location:4200 Olivas Park Dr., Ventura, California
Coordinates:34°14′40″N 119°14′28″W / 34.24444°N 119.24111°W / 34.24444; -119.24111Coordinates: 34°14′40″N 119°14′28″W / 34.24444°N 119.24111°W / 34.24444; -119.24111
Built:1837
Architect:Olivas, Raimundo
Architectural style:Other
Governing body:Local (City of Ventura)
NRHP Reference#:79000570
Added to NRHP:July 24, 1979[1]
 
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Olivas Adobe
Olivas Adobe
Location:4200 Olivas Park Dr., Ventura, California
Coordinates:34°14′40″N 119°14′28″W / 34.24444°N 119.24111°W / 34.24444; -119.24111Coordinates: 34°14′40″N 119°14′28″W / 34.24444°N 119.24111°W / 34.24444; -119.24111
Built:1837
Architect:Olivas, Raimundo
Architectural style:Other
Governing body:Local (City of Ventura)
NRHP Reference#:79000570
Added to NRHP:July 24, 1979[1]

The Olivas Adobe, located in Ventura, California, is an adobe built in 1841 by Raymundo Olivas.

Olivas received, in recognition of his service at the Presidio of Santa Barbara, approximately 2,250 acres (9 km2) as part of land grant from Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado in 1841, which he named Rancho San Miguel. The land had originally been part of Mission San Buenaventura, but was appropriated during the secularization of the missions.

Olivas built the adobe home in 1841, and expanded it in 1849 to two stories, making it the only such building in the area. He and wife and their 21 children lived here until 1899. It later became part of Max Fleischman's holdings (of yeast and margarine fame), and it was he who donated the land and the house to the City of Ventura.

The adobe is rumored to be haunted by a woman ghost and is listed as one of Ventura County's few haunted locations.

The Olivas Adobe is registered as California Historical Landmark #115 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

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