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The world famous La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California, just off Wilshire Boulevard, were once part a Mexican Land Grant known as Rancho La Brea. Construction of an adobe home and ranch headquarters started in 1828. Over the years its ownership passed through many hands and it connects with a fascinating amount of local history. By 1880 the Gilmore family had purchased the property and were operating a dairy, while surrounded by the beginnings of an oil drilling boom that would soon make them the owners of the largest independent oil company in the western United States. Known today as the Gilmore Adobe and operated as the private office of the Gilmore family business, the beautifully preserved and tree shaded building is surrounded by walkways and parking areas paved with a NaturalPAVE XL Resin Pavement mix complementary to the earth tone coloration of the Adobe and visually appropriate for the historical setting.