1100 Pico Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
The property was acquired from the King of Spain
via a grant to DeCelis. The chain of title deed is on display in
the dining room of the adobe. An upper apartment was the home of
a daughter, Kate Lopez Millen from 1931 until her death in 1961.
Her children sold the adobe to the City of San Fernando in 1970.
This purchase was made possible by a Historical Preservation grant,
given to save the house from destruction. The 1971 earthquake did
not do too much structural damage and, in 1974, it was restored
as the original building for use as an early historical site. A
group of San Fernando citizens, students and organizations contributed
time, labor, talents, and money to prepare the home for its grand
opening on April 5, 1975.
The adobe is operated by the San Fernando Historical Site and
Preservation Commission. The adobe is registered as a National
Historical Site, a state and county Historical Site, and the
California Historical Advisory Committee says it is considered
an important historical point of interest in the state.
San Fernando has been presented with a Gold Seal Award from
the San Fernando Valley Beautiful Association for the beautiful
Casa de Geronimo Lopez adobe and the grounds surrounding the