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Servants Quarters

 
 
Servants Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
1. Servants Quarters Marker
Inscription.  
Casa de los Criados
Wing of General Vallejo’s Adobe

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 17.638′ N, 122° 27.436′ W. Marker is in Sonoma, California, in Sonoma County. This adobe and marker are located behind the Toscana Hotel across from the Sonoma Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 East Spain Street, Sonoma CA 95476, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Toscano Hotel (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Servants' Quarters (a few steps from this marker); Sonoma State Historic Park (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Sonoma State Historic Park (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Toscano Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sonoma Cheese Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Swiss Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonoma.
 
Also see . . .  Sonoma Plaza History. Casa Grande is gone now, destroyed by fire in 1867, but you'll still find the two-story Indian servants' wing - set back from the street - that served the house during General Vallejo's time. (Submitted on January 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Casa Grande Indian Servants’ Quarters
This two-story Monterey Colonial style adobe was built with thick walls and hand-hewn lumber. Though restored, the building today is only a shell that has an open second floor veranda with wooden railing and posts.
Source: Sonoma Walking Tour Brochure
    — Submitted January 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

2. Casa Grande
Casa Grande was the home of General Vallejo and his family. It was the main building on the plaza and stood in the middle of the block. Eleven of Vallejo’s children were born there. The building featured a four-story tower from
Servants Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
2. Servants Quarters Marker
which Vallejo could survey the countryside. The ground floor, after the family moved in 1853 to their new home, Lachryma Montis, was used at various times as a retail store, city council chambers and a girl’s school. Originally built in an L-shape, the main wing of the building was destroyed by fire on April 13, 1867. The Servants’ Quarters is the only section that survived.
Source: Sonoma Walking Tour Brochure
    — Submitted January 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
 
Servants Quarters image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
3. Servants Quarters
Servants Quarters image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
4. Servants Quarters
View from Rear of Property
(Building on left is rear view of the Toscano Hotel Annex)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,424 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   4. submitted on January 14, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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