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La Puente Valley Historical Society


    The John Rowland Home was built in 1855 and is one of the oldest standing brick homes in Southern California. John Albert Rowland visited the La Puente Valley in the early 1800's looking to find property that would best suit his business endeavors and support his family's needs so he set his sights on settling in La Puente. John Rowland eventually recieved a California land grant initially given by Juan Alvarado in 1842 which was honored by Mexico following the Mexican-American War. Rancho La Puente land grant was a total of 48,790 acres which was split with William Workman. Together, John Rowland and William Workman establish themselves as  early settlers of Southern California and as strong community members during a pivitol time when Califorina was to become a part of the United States.
The pictures from the La Puente Valley Historical Society Collection.
The home is located at 16021 Gale Ave., City of Industry, CA 91748

Old rose vine growing on the back of the property.
John A. Rowland Home May 2018
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