Los Rios Historic District

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The Los Rios Historic District is an historic district and neighborhood in the city of San Juan Capistrano, California. With buildings dating to 1794, it is the oldest continually occupied neighborhood in the state.[2][3][4] The nearby Mission San Juan Capistrano was the first of the 21 California Missions to have Indians, soldiers and workers live outside the mission grounds.[4] Three adobes are remaining in the Los Rios neighborhood itself, although there are a number of others close by which were part of what was once a larger neighborhood.[4]

Los Rios Historic District
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31711 Los Rios Street
Los Rios Historic District is located in California
Los Rios Historic District
Los Rios Historic District is located in the United States
Los Rios Historic District
Location31600–31921 Los Rios St., San Juan Capistrano, California
Coordinates33°30′6″N 117°39′49″W / 33.50167°N 117.66361°W / 33.50167; -117.66361Coordinates: 33°30′6″N 117°39′49″W / 33.50167°N 117.66361°W / 33.50167; -117.66361
Area6.2 acres (2.5 ha)
Architectural styleLate 19th and 20th Century Revivals
NRHP reference #83001216[1]
Added to NRHPApril 4, 1983

The neighborhood originally had 40 adobe structures, but most were replaced in the 19th century by wooden board and batten structures.[5] Thirty-one of the buildings on Los Rios Street and the surrounding area are listed on the National Register of Historic Places as of 1983.[5][1][6]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Hall, Len (March 10, 1997) "Los Rios Opens for Business, but Is the Price Too High?" Los Angeles Times
  3. ^ Emmons, Steve (August 22, 1988). ""'In an act of pure frustration, Modesta chose a symbolic act to voice her displeasure.': Act of Defiance Stops Them In Their Tracks"". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Bidwell, Carol (1997) "Finding Clifornia's Oldest Neighborhood: San Juan Capistrano Community Reflects Mission Days, Spanish Ways" Daily News
  5. ^ a b Lechowitsky, Irene (November 4, 20070 NEIGHBORLY ADVICE: LOS RIOS HISTORIC DISTRICT - Swallows flock, and families nest Los Angeles Times
  6. ^ Byrnes, Ilse (December 27, 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Los Rios Street Historic District". National Park Service. and accompanying 45 photos

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