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Downtown San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Luis María Peralta Adobe

 
 
Luis Maria Peralta Adobe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mathew H. Kohnen, November 12, 2007
1. Luis Maria Peralta Adobe Marker
Inscription.  
The last vestige of El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe, the simple adobe, rehabilitated in the mid-19th century, is believed built before 1800 by Manuel Gonzalez, an Apache, who was one of the pobladores (founders). Later owned and occupied by Sgt. Peralta, Pueblo Comisionado from 1807 to 1822. Both men came to California with the Anza Expedition in 1775-76.
 
Erected 1976 by State Department of Parks & Recreation, Peralta Adobe Restoration Committee, San Jose Historical Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 866.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 37° 20.166′ N, 121° 53.69′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. It is in Downtown San Jose. Marker is on W. St. John Steet, on the left when traveling west. Adobe and Marker are located across the street from the historic Fallon
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House historic site and museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 184 W St John Street, San Jose CA 95110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Fallon House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Juan Bautista de Anza Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); International Business Machines : RAMAC (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Palomar Ballroom (about 500 feet away); Birthplace of A.P. Giannini (about 500 feet away); College of Notre Dame (about 600 feet away); Farmers Union Building (about 600 feet away); Hotel De Anza (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
 
Also see . . .  Luis Maria Peralta Adobe. National Park Service website entry (Submitted on November 29, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Luis María Peralta Adobe Marker - wide view, Almaden Avenue gate image. Click for full size.
August 19, 2020
2. Luis María Peralta Adobe Marker - wide view, Almaden Avenue gate
The marker has been relocated slightly, from one side of the Almaden Avenue gate to the other.
Luis María Peralta Adobe Marker image. Click for full size.
April 25, 2010
3. Luis María Peralta Adobe Marker
Mounted on the brick wall outside of the Adobe grounds.
Luis María Peralta Adobe Marker - duplicate, visible through the West St. John Street gate image. Click for full size.
August 19, 2020
4. Luis María Peralta Adobe Marker - duplicate, visible through the West St. John Street gate
Peralta Adobe image. Click for full size.
April 25, 2010
5. Peralta Adobe
This marker is mounted on a pole on the sidewalk in front of the entrance to the Adobe grounds:

The Peralta Adobe is the oldest Spanish structure in the downtown and the last tangible remnant of the Pueblo de San José. Purchased by the City of San José in 1966, the building was restored and the surrounding park completed in 1976. It continues to be maintained by the City and is treasured for its rich architectural and historical significance.
State Registered Historical Landmark Directional Sign image. Click for full size.
April 25, 2010
6. State Registered Historical Landmark Directional Sign
This sign is located on Notre Dame Avenue. Note the misspelling of the Peralta name.
Luis Maria Peralta Adobe image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mathew H. Kohnen, November 12, 2007
7. Luis Maria Peralta Adobe
The adobe covers an area of 20 feet by 41 feet, with two, equal-sized connecting rooms. The walls are about two feet thick and made of adobe blocks that are 22" by 11" by 4".
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 3,446 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 28, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California.   2. submitted on August 20, 2020.   3. submitted on April 25, 2010.   4. submitted on August 20, 2020.   5, 6. submitted on April 30, 2010.   7. submitted on November 28, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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