Visiting the historical treasure that is Rancho Los Cerritos
Today, I had the opportunity to venture into beautiful Long Beach to speak with Meighan Maguire about one of the oldest homes here, Rancho Los Cerritos.
The Rancho is a gorgeous adobe home built in the 1840s when California was still a part of Mexico. Initially, it served as a cattle ranch for the original owner, John Temple. It was then converted to a sheep ranch for the Bixby family.
The home is preserved with lots to explore. They offer guided and self-guided tours of the property and the historic gardens. You’ll be interested to see things like the Majordomo’s room, with its straw mattress, and the laundry room. It certainly makes us grateful for all of our modern niceties to see how things were done that long ago. For the adventurous, you can experience what it was like to do laundry for 30 people by hand at their summer camp, and if you have a wedding or other private event, you can rent out the wonderful backyard space.
We hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about this historic site. If you have any questions about Rancho Los Cerritos or any real-estate-related questions, please contact me. I would be delighted to help you out.