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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 received a California land grant which was initially given by Juan Alvarado in 1842. Later, the Rancho La Puente land grant was a total of 48,790 acres which was split between John Rowland and William Workman. John Rowland and William Workman establish themselves as early pioneers of Southern California. They were the early settlers of California just before it 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

This 150 year old English Rose vine is 
growing on the back of the property. 
This is the John A. Rowland Home in May 2018. 
Today as it stands, it is 164 years old.