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Servants Quarters

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
1. Servants Quarters Marker
Inscription.
Casa de los Criados
Wing of General Vallejo’s Adobe

 
Location. 38° 17.638′ N, 122° 27.436′ W. Marker is in Sonoma, California, in Sonoma County. Click for map. This adobe and marker are located behind the Toscana Hotel across from the Sonoma Plaza. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 East Spain Street, Sonoma CA 95476, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Toscano Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sonoma Cheese Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); Swiss Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Sonoma Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Raising of the Bear Flag Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mission San Francisco Solano Sacred Ground (about 300 feet away); The End of the Mission Trail (about 300 feet away); Mission San Francisco Solano (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sonoma.
 
Also see . . .  Sonoma Plaza History. Casa Grande is gone now, destroyed by fire in 1867, but you'll still find the two-story Indian servants' wing - set back from the street - that served the house during General Vallejo's time. (Submitted on January 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
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By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
2. Servants Quarters Marker
 
 
Additional comments.
1. Casa Grande Indian Servants’ Quarters
This two-story Monterey Colonial style adobe was built with thick walls and hand-hewn lumber. Though restored, the building today is only a shell that has an open second floor veranda with wooden railing and posts.
Source: Sonoma Walking Tour Brochure
    — Submitted January 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

2. Casa Grande
Casa Grande was the home of General Vallejo and his family. It was the main building on the plaza and stood in the middle of the block. Eleven of Vallejo’s children were born there. The building featured a four-story tower from which Vallejo could survey the countryside. The ground floor, after the family moved in 1853 to their new home, Lachryma Montis, was used at various times as a retail store, city council chambers and a girl’s school. Originally built in an L-shape, the main wing of the building was destroyed by fire on April 13, 1867. The Servants’ Quarters is the only section that survived.
Source: Sonoma Walking Tour Brochure
    — Submitted January 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
Servants Quarters image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
3. Servants Quarters

 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Servants Quarters image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
4. Servants Quarters
View from Rear of Property
(Building on left is rear view of the Toscano Hotel Annex)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,123 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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