"The Redman-Hirahira House" -- [Lee Road - Pajaro Valley, Watsonville, California. Designed & built by renowned architect William H. Weeks in 1897 for James Redman - a sugar-beets farmer. After the Redman family died out in the 1930's - the house & property were sold to the Mitoshi Hirahara's family - the first Japanese-American families to own farmland in the nation.]~[Photograph by runningwolfpack (Wolf Corlett & Mike McKiernan) - March 14 2009]'h4d-145.2013'
he Redman-Hirahira House in Watsonville was built by local architect,William Weeks in 1897 for James Redman, a sugar-beets farmer. In the 1930's, a Japanese-American family, the Hirahira's, bought the house and the farmland surrounding it. During WWII, the Hirahira family vacated the house and lands when they were forcibly re-located to Manzanar detention camp.