Villa Francesca

Villa Francesca (HM1JS3)

Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 Los Angeles County
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N 33° 44.374', W 118° 22.193'

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This plaque identifies the estate of Harry E. Benedict (1890-1977). Mr. Benedict, an associate of Frank A. Vanderlip, the initial developer of 16,000 acres of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, completed the gatehouse and the farmstead in 1930. The name "Villa Francesca" honors Mrs. Francis Homberg Benedict, his wife. The architect was Gordon B. Kaufmann, one of Southern California's masters of the Mediterranean style. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Dedicated as an historic site October 10, 1987
HM NumberHM1JS3
Year Placed1987
Placed ByRancho de los Palos Verdes Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 373104 N 3734122
Decimal Degrees33.73956667, -118.36988333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 44.374', W 118° 22.193'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 44' 22.44" N, 118° 22' 11.58" W
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Area Code(s)310
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Peppertree Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275, US
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