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Shadow Ranch Park

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Australian Albert Workman was the manager of the 13,000 acre Los Angeles Farm and Milling Company belonging to Isaac B. Lankershim and his son-in-law Isaac N. Van Nuys. About 1869, Workman bought 9,000 acres of the ranch and named it the Workman Ranch and built a large house surrounded by Eucalyptus trees. Workman is believed to have planted the first Eucalyptus tree in Southern California. It is believed that the Eucalyptus tree produced many of the Eucalyptus trees in the San Fernando Valley.
The Workman Ranch was renamed Shadow Ranch and is now an eleven acre park and the house is still in use as a park center. The Albert Workman's residence is now City Historical Landmark #9.

22633 Vanowen St.
Canoga Park/West Hills.
www.laparks.org/dos/historic/shadow.htm

Historical Plaque.

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North facade.


East facade.

Northwest facade.


Southwest facade.

Southwest facade.

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