The Landmark Project: CHL# 940

CHL# 940 RANCHO GUAJOME

Formerly attached to Mission San Luís Rey, this 2,219-acre ranch was briefly owned by two mission Indians and then came into the hands of Don Abel Stearns, Ysidora Bandini acquired it on her marriage to Col. Cave Johnson Couts. The adobe ranch house, built in 1852-53, is one of the finest extant examples of the traditional Spanish-Mexican one-story hacienda with an inner-outer courtyard plan. San Diego County acquired it in 1973 for the Guajome Regional Park.

Also a US National Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.

Descriptions of each landmark are from the California Office of Historical Preservation website.

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