Pioneer House of the Mother Colony
California State Historic Landmark 201
#201 Mother Colony House
First house built in Anaheim, 1857, by George Hanson, founder "The Mother Colony,"
group selecting name given settlement. This German group left San Francisco to form grape growing
colony southern California. Vineyards became largest in California until destroyed, 1885, by grape
disease. Colony started producing Valencia oranges. Here once resided Madame Helena Modjeska, and
Henryk Sienkiewicz, author of "Quo Vadis."
414 N West St near Sycamore St, Anaheim.
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