Leonis Adobe Museum

Miguel Leonis's House at the Leonis Adobe MuseumLiving RoomBarnLonghorn Cattle

Miguel Leonis died on a drunken carriage ride through the Cahuenga Pass.  He fell off his seat and was run over by a wheel, leaving behind a $300,000 estate and over 10,000 acres of land.  Whether or not Leonis rightfully owned his land, his wife fought for her rightful ownership in court.  She won possession of the estate, but there were rumors Leonis left behind treasure that nobody can locate.

While a visit to this museum won’t lead you to buried treasure, you will still find a gem.  When I walked through the door, there were four women dressed in 1860’s costume with their knitting needles, waiting to greet visitors.  They escorted me to a historical video narrated by Antonio Villaraigosa.  Then I got a one-on-one tour with one of the women through the house, the barn, the garden, and the “ranch.”

For more information about LA’s #1 historical-cultural monument, check here: http://www.leonisadobemuseum.org/

 

 

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Posted on October 31, 2011, in Calabasas and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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