Harada House

The Harada House, built in 1884, and located at 3356 Lemon Street in Riverside, California, became the focus of an important court case testing exclusionary legislation.

The 1916-1918 case of California v. Harada was an early constitutional test of an alien land law in the United States. At issue was the right of the American-born children of Japanese immigrant Jukichi Harada to own the house. That right was upheld, setting precedent for related challenges to such laws.

The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1990, and currently is overseen by the Riverside Metropolitan Museum.

  • National Historic Landmark plaque in front of the Harada House.

  • Riverside Cultural Heritage Board plaque in front of the Harada House.

Building Activity

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    OpenBuildings added a digital reference
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