Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Adobe was a common material used to construct buildings from the Spanish mission period of California history through the 1930s.
Adobe is a sun-dried brick made from soil or clay. This structure was built to resemble an adobe dwelling in Kern County during the mid 1800s.
The adobe bricks used to construct this building were salvaged from a 1930s Bakersfield residence. The adobe house, located near Fairfax Road and Brundage Lane, belonged to William and Flora Deuel Combs.
In 1979, Dr. Lewis L. Sandidge and Dr. Dyrel Faulstick donated the adobe bricks used to reconstruct this building. Chicanos Unidos Para El Progreso constructed this building on the museum grounds in 1977.
Erected by Kern County Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1979.
Location. 35° 23.584′ N, 119° 1.191′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue. Marker is located between the Howell House Green and Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Howell House (here, next to this marker); Lόpez-Hill House (a few steps from this marker); Bungalow (within shouting distance of this marker); Undertaker's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Kern County Chamber of Commerce (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnes Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Standard School (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
Also see . . . The History of Brick Making in Early California. The history of adobe bricks in California starts with the building of homes by the early Spanish and Mexican settlers. (Submitted on December 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Additional keywords. Adobe Bricks
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