John A. Rowland House

John A. Rowland House in Hacienda Heights, California was built in 1855. The home of pioneer John A. Rowland, of the Workman-Rowland party, co-leader of the first American band of settlers to reach Southern California in 1841. John A. Rowland built this home for his second wife, Charlotte M. Gray.

The John Rowland House is noteworthy for being the oldest surviving brick structure in Southern California. Built in 1855, the Greek Revival architecture style was used by John Rowland. It is undergoing many improvements in preparation for future reopening (the interior is currently closed due to earthquake damage).


It is located at 16021 E. Gale Avenue in Hacienda Heights, California. It is not currently open to the public. Programs are conducted for 3rd graders by arrangement only - 626 336-2382. The Rowland House is operated by the La Puente Historical Society.

  • Descendants of John A. Rowland, Justin and Alyssa Collins (brother and sister), in front of home October 14, 2010

  • Rowland House October 14, 2010

  • Dibble Museum (former coach house of John A. Rowland House) in 2009

Due to the house being closed to the public and undergoing restoration. The La Puente Valley historical society would ask that you not trespass on the property. This is for your safety and any trespassers will be reported. If you would like more information on the John Rowland Home, please visit (R.Barron V.P LPVHS)

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