La Casa Nueva

Images of La Casa NuevaTop to bottom: Front entrance, Main Hall, and Courtyard of La Casa Nueva.

In 1917, Walter P. Temple and his wife Laura used their wealth from an oil discovery to repurchase seventy-five acres of the family's original rancho. The Temples soon commissioned well-known Los Angeles architects Walker and Eisen and later Roy Seldon Price to construct La Casa Nueva, or "the new house." Built between 1922 and 1927, this 12,400-square-foot Spanish Colonial Revival mansion is noted for its fine architectural crafts, including stained glass, ceramic tile, wrought iron, and carved wood.

By the early 1930s, the Temple family lost the house and it became a boys' military school and a convalescent hospital before it was acquired by the City of Industry in the mid 1960s. Today, visitors experience a fully restored house and see what it might have been like to visit the Temples in the late 1920s.

 

Click here to see a few panoramic images of La Casa Nueva.

 

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