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El Cerrito in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Adobe Houses of Victor Castro

Late 1830's to 1956

 
 
The Adobe Houses of Victor Castro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 21, 2015
1. The Adobe Houses of Victor Castro Marker
Inscription.  Four hundred feet west of this plaque Victor Ramon Castro 1817 - 1900 built three adobe dwellings, the south one in late 1830's the main one or west one in 1840's the north in late 1840's They with later additions were destroyed by fire April 20, 1956.
 
Erected 1958 by Contra Costa Historical Society, Native Daughters of the Golden West Cerrito de Oro Parlor 306. (Marker Number 356.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmark, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 37° 53.952′ N, 122° 18.057′ W. Marker is in El Cerrito, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Carson Boulevard east of San Pablo Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: El Cerrito CA 94530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cerrito Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); El Cerrito Hills (about 300 feet away); Ranchos San Pablo and San Antonio Boundary Monument (about 400 feet away); The Little Hill
The Adobe Houses of Victor Castro Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 21, 2015
2. The Adobe Houses of Victor Castro Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here mounted to a low cement monument by the sidewalk.
(about 600 feet away); El Cerrito's Nightlife (about 700 feet away); El Cerrito's First Mayor (about 700 feet away); Rust (about 700 feet away); Site of Miller's Barn (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Cerrito.
 
More about this marker. This site is California State Historic Landmark No. 356.
 
Also see . . .  The Castro Adobe, 1841 (El Cerrito Historical Society). (Submitted on January 9, 2020.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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