“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

The Branciforte Adobe

The Branciforte Adobe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Cirner
1. The Branciforte Adobe Marker
Inscription. The only remaining structure of the Villa de Branciforte established in 1797. The last and least prosperous of threee Spanish settlements in Alta California. Populated by paroled petty criminals from Guadalajaran juzgados and pensioned soldiers. The humble two room adobe constructed in the Spanish Era, with tile roof, two foot thick walls, exterior stairway, and verandas front and rear, may have housed the spanish comisionado in the early 1800's. Presently under restoration and inhabited by Joe and Edna Kimbro and family.
Erected 1980 by Monterey Viejo Chapter no. 1846 E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 36° 59.378′ N, 122° 0.64′ W. Marker is in Santa Cruz, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is at the intersection of North Branciforte Avenue and Goss Avenue, on the left when traveling east on North Branciforte Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1351 North Branciforte Avenue, Santa Cruz CA 95065, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Branciforte (approx. 0.6 miles away); Salz Tannery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bull and Bear Fights
The Branciforte Adobe image. Click for full size.
By Jim Cirner
2. The Branciforte Adobe
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Santa Cruz Main Post Office (approx. 1.3 miles away); Santa Cruz County World War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Santa Cruz Hall of Records 1882 / Salón de archivos de Santa Cruz 1882 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Tom Scribner (approx. 1.3 miles away); People's Bank (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Cruz.
Regarding The Branciforte Adobe. This is a private home. Please respect their privacy.
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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