Santa Clara in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Berryessa Adobe
This Adobe House
— Culture and Structure Together —
The Location of the Adobe – 1873
Thirty years after the Berryessa Adobe was built, Mission Santa Clara had developed into the town of Santa Clara, streets, town blocks, vineyards, and orchards covered this area. This map is based on the first official survey of Santa Clara. At the edge of town not the Berryessa Adobe on the highlighted lot labeled 39
Mission Santa Clara - 1842 This sketch depicts Santa Clara in 1842, just prior to the construction of the Berryessa Adobe. On the far right side you can see rows of older adobe homes, like the Peña Adobe.
The Peña Adobe
By the early 1790s Native American converts at Mission Santa Clara may have built and lived in adobe homes like these. The Pena Adobe still stands
The City of Santa Clara’s restoration of the Berryessa Adobe revealed many historic details of this family home. The restoration used traditional methods and precise research to determine the original materials, structures and even the colors used inside and outside of the building. Using this information, the adobe restoration maintains the many historical elements of the structure.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic Americans • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
Location. 37° 20.518′ N, 121° 56.824′ W. Marker is in Santa Clara, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 373 Jefferson Street, Santa Clara CA 95050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. California Wesleyan College (approx. ¼ mile away); Landrum House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harris/Lass House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. Henry Warburton House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kiely House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Luis Arguello HomeElim Community Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mission Corral Site (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Clara.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 723 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 24, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.