Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Adobe was a common material used to construct buildings from the Spanish mission period of California history through the 1930s.
Adobe is a sun-dried brick made from soil or clay. This structure was built to resemble an adobe dwelling in Kern County during the mid 1800s.
The adobe bricks used to construct this building were salvaged from a 1930s Bakersfield residence. The adobe house, located near Fairfax Road and Brundage Lane, belonged to William and Flora Deuel Combs.
In 1979, Dr. Lewis L. Sandidge and Dr. Dyrel Faulstick donated the adobe bricks used to reconstruct this building. Chicanos Unidos Para El Progreso constructed this building on the museum grounds in 1977.
Erected by Kern County Museum.
Location. 35° 23.584′ N, 119° 1.191′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located between the Howell House Green and the Three Oaks Green Sections of Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Howell House (here, next to this marker); Lόpez-Hill House Bungalow (within shouting distance of this marker); Undertaker's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Kern County Chamber of Commerce (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnes Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Standard School (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Bakersfield.
Also see . . .
1. Kern County Museum - Adobe House. The Kern County Museum website quotes the text of the marker as well as displaying a close-up photo of the Santos Montana Adobe seen on marker. (Submitted on December 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. The History of Brick Making in Early California. The history of adobe bricks in California starts with the building of homes by the early Spanish and Mexican settlers. (Submitted on December 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Additional keywords. Adobe
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,231 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.