Higuera home on Helms
Rancho Rincón de los Bueyes was originally the property of Bernardo Higuera and Cornelio Lopez, and about a third the size of La Ballona. Rincón, translated from the Spanish, means corner or nook. Bueyes are oxen or steer. The area occupied by Rincón de los Bueyes, from Ince Blvd. east, included the natural corner created by the Baldwin Hills. The full name of the grant, however, was Corral Viejo del Rincón, and indeed, the corner was used to corral and protect the livestock. Eventually, Bernardo Higuera verbally gave this land to his brothers Policarpio and Mariano Higuera, son Francisco Higuera and Pedro Mendez. That land extended from Ince Boulevard east to La Cienega, north to Airdrome, and south to the Baldwin Hills.