The Landmark Project: CHL# 874

CHL #874 WORKMAN HOME AND FAMILY CEMETERY

William Workman and John Rowland organized the first wagon train of permanent eastern settlers, which arrived in Southern California on November 5, 1841. Together they owned and developed the 48,790-acre La Puente Rancho. Workman began this adobe home in 1842 and remodeled it in 1872 to resemble a manor house in his native England. He also established ‘El Campo Santo,’ this region’s earliest known private family cemetery, in
1850, the miniature Classic Grecian mausoleum was built in 1919 by grandson Walter P. Temple.

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

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