The Newland House Museum is an 1898 farmhouse in a midwestern adaptation of a Queen Anne architectural style, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the oldest and best-preserved house in Huntington Beach and was home to pioneers William Taylor and Mary Juanita DeLapp Newland. The Newland House Museum is open for tours on the first and third weekends of the month.
William and Mary Newland moved from Illinois to California during the land boom of the 1880s. William purchased five-hundred acres of the former Rancho La Bolsa Chica in 1897, paying carpenters $2.50 per day to clear the land. The house was built by Dawes and Kuechel of Santa Ana, California. It was one of the first homes constructed in the area. The lumber for
its construction was transported from McFadden’s Wharf in Newport Beach,
California, by horse-drawn wagon. The gravel for the cement foundation
was hauled from the beach at what is now Huntington Beach.