2010 THE YEAR OF VALLEY ADVENTRUES
Mission Hotel in San Fernando c. 1890. Detail from a gift to the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Marc Wanamaker 2010 - (click on image to enlarge)
In the late 1800s there was a significant land boom in the San Fernando Valley. Small towns in the Valley found themselves growing rapidly. In the City of San Fernando, a major hotel was built near the modern intersections of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and South Brand Street. Called the Mission Hotel, the building was a fine example of Victorian architecture.