San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Casa de Carrillo
Presidio Comandante Francisco Maria Ruiz built this house next to his 1808 pear garden late in 1821 for his close relative and fellow soldier, Joaquin Carrillo, and his large family. From this adobe dwelling, in April 1829, daughter Josefa Carrillo eloped to Chile with Henry Delano Fitch. When Ruiz died in 1839 and Joaquin soon afterwards, son Ramon Carrillo sold this property to Lorenzo Soto. It was transferred several times before 1932, deteriorating gradually, until George Marston and Associates restored the house and grounds and deeded them to the City of San Diego as a golf course.
Erected 1994 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the San Diego City Department of Parks and Recreation and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 74.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Hispanic Americans • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the E Clampus Vitus series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1829.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4136 Wallace Street, San Diego CA 92110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Town San Diego (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Juan Bandini (about 700 feet away); First Raising of U.S. Flag (about 700 feet away); La Casa de Estudillo (about 800 feet away); La Casa de Rodriguez (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mormon Battalion at San Diego (approx. 0.2 miles away); Services of the Mormon Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 500 Volunteer Soldiers of the Mormon Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 1,022 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on April 17, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1. submitted on May 3, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 2. submitted on December 30, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.