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San Miguel in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Rios-Caledonia Adobe

 
 
Rios-Caledonia Adobe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Irving Gerswin Villasenor Atajar, November 28, 2009
1. Rios-Caledonia Adobe Marker
Inscription. This imposing building is an excellent example of California Mexican Era architecture. Using Indian labor, Petronilo Rios built the two-story Adobe about 1846 as his residence and headquarters for sheep and cattle operations. Named "Caledonia" in the 1860's it served as a hotel and stage stop between Los Angeles and San Francisco until 1886. Restoration began in 1968 by the Friends of the Adobes.
 
Erected 1981 by State Department of Parks and Recreation, Friends of the Adobes. (Marker Number 936.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 35° 44.303′ N, 120° 41.988′ W. Marker is in San Miguel, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Mission Street and El Camino Real (U.S. 101). Click for map. Traveling north, take the Mission Street Exit off of Highway 101 and turn into the driveway immediately on the right, just opposite the brick campanario of the mission. Traveling south, take the 10th Street exit then east to Mission Street, then Mission Street, past Mission San Miguel, and left into the driveway of the adobe. The driveway is the old Highway 101, follow it for one or two
Rios-Caledonia Adobe and Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, November 28, 2009
2. Rios-Caledonia Adobe and Marker
hundred yards to the parking area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 South Mission Street, San Miguel CA 93451, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Miguel Cemetery District (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fr. Fidelis Wieland, O.F.M (approx. mile away); Mission San Miguel Arcangel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cross of El Camino Real (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mission Fields (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mission Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Lt. Col. John C. Fremont (approx. half a mile away); Original Site Of San Miguel School (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Miguel.
 
Regarding Rios-Caledonia Adobe. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.936 on January 14, 1981.
 
Also see . . .  The History of the Rios-Caledonia Adobe. The Rios-Caledonia Adobe has an interesting and unique history. Built in 1835 by local Indians, it was initially part of the properties of Mission San Miguel de Archangel. Petronilo Rios supervised the construction of the two-story adobe covered with white plaster made from lime, river sand and animal hair. (Submitted on October 1, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
Rios-Caledonia Adobe image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, November 28, 2009
3. Rios-Caledonia Adobe
 
 
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Rios-Caledonia Adobe image. Click for full size.
By James King, March 29, 2015
4. Rios-Caledonia Adobe
Recent repairs to the structure have resulted in a new coat of paint.
Old stage road marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, March 28, 2015
5. Old stage road marker
Old Stage Road image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2013
6. Old Stage Road
A nearby sign reads: Formerly old Stage Road. 1915 paved as Highway 101. Used until 1938.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 864 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on , by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California.   4, 5. submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California.   6. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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