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Pleasanton in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Francisco Solano Alviso Adobe
 
State Historic Landmark No.510 Photo, Click for full size
By Mathew H. Kohnen, November 15, 2007
1. State Historic Landmark No.510
The image above is of a possible State Historic Landmarks plaque to be erected at the Alviso Adobe Park in Pleasanton, California, upon completion of the park and museum.
 
Inscription. This building, erected in 1844-46 by Francisco Solano Alviso, was the first adobe house to be built in the Pleasanton Valley. It was originally called Alisal-The Sycamores. Following the Battle of Sunol Canyon, General John C. Frémont withdrew to this building, which became his headquarters for several days. (Marker Number 510.)
 
Location. 37° 39.624′ N, 121° 54.744′ W. Marker is in Pleasanton, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Foothill Rd ¾ mile south of Old Foothill Rd.. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3459 Foothill Road, Pleasanton CA 94588, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alviso Adobe (here, next to this marker); Alviso Adobe Community Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Meadowlark Dairy - The Dairy Silo (within shouting distance of this marker); Meadowlark Dairy – Dairy Bunkhouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meadowlark Dairy – Dairy Manager’s House (about 300 feet away); Rancho El Valle de San Jose (approx. 1.5 miles away); Gold Creek (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Pleasanton Hotel (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pleasanton.
 
More about this marker.
 
Francisco Solano Alviso Adobe Photo, Click for full size
By Mathew H. Kohnen, November 7, 2003
2. Francisco Solano Alviso Adobe
 
There is no State Histroic landmarks plaque present at the site.
 
Additional comments.
1. State Historic Landmarks Plaque
No State Historic Landmark Plaque currently exists for this site. A bronze historic landmarks plaque may be erected when construction of the surrounding parkland are completed. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted November 27, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California.
 
Francisco Solano Alviso Adobe Photo, Click for full size
By Mathew H. Kohnen, November 7, 2007
3. Francisco Solano Alviso Adobe
A project to seismically retrofit the house, as well as restoring the house to its early 1900's appearance, is nearing completion.
 
 
Francisco Solano Alviso Adobe Photo, Click for full size
By Mathew H. Kohnen, November 7, 2007
4. Francisco Solano Alviso Adobe
Besides the seismic reinforcing being done on the home, the interior living spaces are also being restored. When completed, period specific furnishings will be added and the home will become a museum.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 3,728 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on November 27, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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