Tapia Adobe (Site of)
California State Historic Landmark 360
#360 Tapia Adobe Site
In 1839 Governor Juan Alvarado granted the 13,000 acre tract called Cucamonga to
Tiburcio Tapia, an ex-soldier who was a prominent merchant and alcalde in Los Angeles. A half mile
west of this marker, Tapia, employing indian laborers, immediately built an adobe house on a
vantage point on Red Hill. The large adobe was abandoned in 1858 when Tapia's heirs sold the
rancho. The adobe soon disintegrated into its native earth. This marker is located on land which
once was a part of Tapia's rancho.
Nothing remains of this site.
8916 Foothill Blvd, Cucamonga.
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