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Salinas in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

José Eusebio Boronda Adobe Casa

 
 
Jose Eusebio Boronda Adobe Casa Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By I.G.V.Atajar, June 25, 2009
1. Jose Eusebio Boronda Adobe Casa Marker
Inscription.  Built between 1844 and 1848 by José Eusebio Boronda, this is an outstanding example of a Mexican era rancho adobe. Virtually unaltered since its construction, it shows many features of the "Monterey Colonial" style which resulted from the fusion of New England and California building traditions during California's Mexican period.
 
Erected 1974 by State Department of Parks and Recreation, Monterey County Historical Society, Monterey Chapter. (Marker Number 870.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
 
Location. 36° 42.049′ N, 121° 40.731′ W. Marker is in Salinas, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Boronda Road near Calle Del Adobe Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 Boronda Road, Salinas CA 93907, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Company C 194th Tank Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eugene Sherwood
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); The First and Second Filipino Infantry Regiments U.S. Army (approx. 1.7 miles away); Salinas Temporary Detention Center (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Salinas Railway Station (approx. 1.9 miles away); Baldwin Locomotive Class S – 10 Engine 1237 (approx. 2 miles away); Southern Pacific Caboose # 726 (approx. 2 miles away); The Sargent House (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salinas.
 
Regarding José Eusebio Boronda Adobe Casa. This site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 20, 1973 and was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 870 on March 15, 1974.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Boronda Adobe. This Monterey County Historical Society site details the history of the Adobe. (Submitted on December 4, 2009.) 

2. José Eusebio Boronda. This biography written by Robert B. Johnston states ”On a hill close to a lake which extended toward the northeast, he built an adobe house (the Boronda Adobe) and roofed it with tiles.
Jose Eusebio Boronda Adobe Casa and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By I.G.V.Atajar, June 25, 2009
2. Jose Eusebio Boronda Adobe Casa and Marker
Marker is mounted on the rock to the left of the walkway.
From here there was a beautiful view to the south across the Salinas Plain to Mount Toro and the hills bordering the south bank of the Salinas river. Eusebio also built corrals for horses and cattle, and enclosed some land on which he cultivated corn, wheat and beans.”
(Submitted on December 4, 2009.) 
 
Boronda Adobe History Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, October 14, 2012
3. Boronda Adobe History Center
The Boronda Adobe is visible above and to the right of the sign, the Company C 194th Tank Battalion/1942 Bataan Memorial memorial is visible nearer and behind the sign. Taken from the end of Calle Del Adobe.
José Eusebio Boronda Adobe Casa image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, October 14, 2012
4. José Eusebio Boronda Adobe Casa
View from the southwest
José Eusebio Boronda Adobe Casa image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, October 14, 2012
5. José Eusebio Boronda Adobe Casa
View from the north
Lagunita School and an Old House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, October 14, 2012
6. Lagunita School and an Old House
Structures at the Boronda Adobe History Center. There is a large collection of historic/antique farm equipment to the right of the school.
Antique Farm Equipment at the Boronda Adobe History Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, October 14, 2012
7. Antique Farm Equipment at the Boronda Adobe History Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,684 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on October 19, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 19, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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