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Blas Aguilar Adobe

 
 
Blas Aguilar Adobe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, August 29, 2010
1. Blas Aguilar Adobe Marker
Inscription.  
May date back to 1794. It was part of two buildings known as Hacienda Aguilar. This adobe is associated with Don Blas Aguilar, the last Alcalde (Mayor) of the Mexican period.
 
Erected by Decorative Arts Study Center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
 
Location. 33° 30.055′ N, 117° 39.679′ W. Marker is in San Juan Capistrano, California, in Orange County. Marker is on El Camino Real, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31806 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano CA 92675, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Town Center Park / The Mendelson Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); El Camino Real Bell (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); El Camino Real (about 400 feet away); Esslinger Building (about 400 feet away); Avila Adobe (about 400 feet away); Manuel Garcia Adobe
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(about 500 feet away); Acjachemen people (about 500 feet away); Garcia Adobe (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Juan Capistrano.
 
Regarding Blas Aguilar Adobe. The adobe is the last of 40 plaza adobes constructed in 1794 near Mission San Juan Capistrano to house soldiers and Acjachemen (Native American) families. Don Blas Aguilar, the last alcalde of Capistrano under Mexican rule and the first Justice of the Peace under American rule, purchased the adobe, then Casa de Esperanza, or “House of Hope,” in 1845 along with the neighboring Casa Tejada. His family and following generations of Aguilars lived there until 1940, when it was purchased by the Catholic Church. The City of San Juan Capistrano Community Redevelopment Agency acquired the adobe in 1987. It is now a museum with artifacts from early San Juan and Acjachemen history. The adobe is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
-from SoCalLandmarks.com
 
Blas Aguilar Adobe image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, August 29, 2010
2. Blas Aguilar Adobe
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2024. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 914 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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