Wednesday, February 18, 2009

California Historical Landmark #512

Alvarado Adobe
California State Historical Landmark #512

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This landmark is located on the Northwest corner of San Pablo Boulevard and Church Lane, San Pablo, California. There are 14 other California State Historical Landmarks in Contra Costa County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 57.526 W 122° 20.430.

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Site of adobe house, grape arbor, and gardens built in 1842 by Jesús María Castro for his mother, Dona Gabriéla Berryessa de Castro, widow of Francisco María Castro who had been granted Rancho (Cuchiyunes) San Pablo in 1823. When Dona Gabriéla died in 1851, the adobe became the property of her daughter, Martina Castro de Alvarado, wife of Juan Bautista Alvarado, who was Governor of California from 1836 to 1842.

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