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Petaluma in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe

 
 
Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kristofer Nelson, September 30, 2011
1. Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe Marker
Inscription. Petaluma Adobe served as the center for General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo’s 66,000-acre working rancho from 1836-1846. It was once the largest privately owned adobe building in northern California; Vallejo sold the building and surrounding acres in 1857. The Native Sons of the Golden West Acquired the adobe in 1910 and the State of California obtained it in 1951.
 
Erected 2006 by Sonoma Petaluma State Historic Parks Association and the Native Daughters of the Golden West, Petaluma Parlor #222. (Marker Number 18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 15.36′ N, 122° 34.995′ W. Marker is in Petaluma, California, in Sonoma County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Adobe Road and Casa Grande Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3325 Adobe Road, Petaluma CA 94954, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bill Soberanes (approx. 3.4 miles away); Cases Horseshoeing (approx. 3.4 miles away); Petaluma Historical Library and Museum
Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe Monument image. Click for full size.
By Kristofer Nelson, September 30, 2011
2. Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe Monument
(approx. 3.5 miles away); Sergeant Richard A. Penry (approx. 3.5 miles away); Volpi's Grocery (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Willow Creek Inn (approx. 4.3 miles away); Lakeville-Donahue Landing (approx. 4.5 miles away); Temelec Hall (approx. 4.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Petaluma.
 
More about this marker. The marker is inside the park near the parking lot.
 
Regarding Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe. This historical site was purchased and restored by the Native Sons of the Golden West and ultimately donated to the State of California.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Lachryma Montis - Home of General M.G. Vallejo located in the town of Sonoma.
 
Also see . . .
1. Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park - A Brief History. Made from adobe brick and Redwood, its design is typical of Hispanic Architecture. The construction of the building is a reflection of the increasing trade in the area. The building began with tree nails and rawhide
Auxillary Marker (right) image. Click for full size.
By Kristofer Nelson, September 30, 2011
3. Auxillary Marker (right)
Memoria
John W. Murphy
Petaluma Parlor 27
N.S.G.W
lashings to hold the beams together and moved to iron nails, hinges, glass windows, and a hand split shingled roof.
(Submitted on February 25, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

2. The Petaluma Adobe. The Petaluma Adobe, a National Historic Landmark, is the largest domestic adobe building remaining in the United States. (Submitted on February 25, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

3. General Mariano G. Vallejo (1808-1890). Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, born in Monterey July 7, 1808; died in Sonoma January 18, 1890; married in San Diego March 6, 1832, Francisca Benicia Carrillo, one of the most beautiful of the handsome daughters of Don Joaquin Carrillo and Maria Ignacía Lopez his wife. (Submitted on February 25, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

4. Goldrush Profile: Mariano Vallejo. Bold, well-educated, tolerant and hospitable, Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo saw three nations rule California during his lifetime. He was among the first of the leading "Californios," or California Mexicans, to embrace American control of the state -- and was all but wiped out financially as a result. (Submitted on February 25, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

5. The Vallejo Family: A Military History of Early California. The Vallejos were
NRHP Marker image. Click for full size.
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4. NRHP Marker
Petaluma Adobe

has been designated a
Registered National Historic Landmark
under the provisions of the historic sites act of August 21, 1955
This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1970
one of the most important and respected families in early Mexican California history, and they also played an important part in the development of California as a state in the Union.
(Submitted on February 25, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 
 
Categories. Hispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
General Mariano Vallejo image. Click for full size.
By Kristofer Nelson, September 30, 2011
5. General Mariano Vallejo
General Mariano Vallejo image. Click for full size.
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6. General Mariano Vallejo
Bust Marker image. Click for full size.
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7. Bust Marker
Gen. Mariano G. Vallejo
1807-1890

Founded Rancho Petaluma
1834

Donated by
Old Adobe Fiesta Association
Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe From the Footpath image. Click for full size.
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8. Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe From the Footpath
Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe image. Click for full size.
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9. Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe
Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe image. Click for full size.
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10. Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe
Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe Balcony image. Click for full size.
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11. Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe Balcony
Petaluma Adobe Courtyard image. Click for full size.
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12. Petaluma Adobe Courtyard
Inside Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe image. Click for full size.
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13. Inside Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe
Inside Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe image. Click for full size.
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14. Inside Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe
Inside Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe image. Click for full size.
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15. Inside Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe
Inside Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe - Musical Instruments image. Click for full size.
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16. Inside Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe - Musical Instruments
Inside Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe image. Click for full size.
By James King, September 30, 2011
17. Inside Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe
Inside Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe image. Click for full size.
By Kristofer Nelson, September 30, 2011
18. Inside Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe
Inside Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe image. Click for full size.
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19. Inside Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe
Saddle Shop image. Click for full size.
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20. Saddle Shop
Mill Stones image. Click for full size.
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21. Mill Stones
Adobe Bricks image. Click for full size.
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22. Adobe Bricks
Loom image. Click for full size.
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23. Loom
Spinning Wheel image. Click for full size.
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24. Spinning Wheel
Hornos image. Click for full size.
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25. Hornos
The Courtyard image. Click for full size.
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26. The Courtyard
Una Fiesta image. Click for full size.
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27. Una Fiesta
Un Baile image. Click for full size.
By Kristofer Nelson, September 30, 2011
28. Un Baile
Early Postcard View image. Click for full size.
29. Early Postcard View
"In 1834, long before the discovery of gold, General Vallejo built this adobe in California."
 
 
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