Ventura Landmark Homes

Ventura Landmark Homes

Josiah Keene House 41 Bell Way

Built 1872, Designated September 28, 1987

Josiah Keene House

The Josiah Keene home was built near Ventura Avenue around 1872, making it one of the first grand homes built in San Buenaventura after incorporation. Josiah Keene was a veteran of the Civil War; a former U. S. Treasury employee; and a San Buenaventura area rancher. The house, which was moved to 41 Bell Way in 1928, is perhaps the City's only example of Second Empire/Victorian Residential style.