Wednesday, January 20, 2010

California Historical Landmark #179

I stopped at the Castro House on my way back from having brunch with Morgan in the Carmel Valley.

Castro House
California State Historical Landmark #179

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This landmark is located in the San Juan Bautista State Historic Park, 2nd and Mariposa Streets, San Juan Bautista, California. There are 4 other California State Historical Landmarks in San Benito County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 36° 50.677 W 121° 32.130.

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California Historical Landmark #179
California Historical Landmark #179
California Historical Landmark #179

In the 1840s the Castro House was built to house General José Castro's administrative office and his secretary. In 1848 Castro sold the house to Patrick Breen, survivor of the ill-fated Donner party of 1846, and the Breen family lived here for many years.

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