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Casa de Lopez

 
 
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By Syd Whittle
1. Casa de Lopez Marker
Inscription. Built by Juan Francisco Lopez, one of San Diego's early Spanish settlers, the Casa Larga, or Long House, was among the first substantial houses built in the Pueblo of San Diego about 1835. In 1846 it was the home of Juan Matias Moreno, secretary to Pío Pico, California's last Mexican governor.
 
Erected by California State Park Commission. (Marker Number 60.)
 
Location. 32° 45.116′ N, 117° 11.819′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Twiggs Street west of Congress Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the west side of right entrance to restaurant. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3890 Twiggs Street, San Diego CA 92110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Ballast Point Lighthouse, San Diego (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Don Antonio Aguirre (about 600 feet away); Old Town San Diego (about 600 feet away); Father Antonio Ubach (about 600 feet away); Mason Street School (about 700 feet away); Birthplace of The San Diego Union (about 700
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By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2005
2. Casa de Lopez
Marker is on the wall next to the door
feet away); a different marker also named Birthplace of The San Diego Union (about 700 feet away); Casa de Pedrorena de Altamirano (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
Regarding Casa de Lopez. Taken from the Old Town San Diego Walking Tour Brochure:
At the end of Twiggs Street you will come to a reconstruction of the Casa de Lopez, now occupied by a restaurant. The original adobe was built in 1835 by Francisco Lopez. Lopez added rooms to the home as his family grew, and called it La Casa Larga ("The Long House").
 
Also see . . .  Corvette World. This is a 1950's postcard photo of the adobe and also displays the California Historial Landmark Directional Sign (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
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Casa de Lopez image. Click for full size.
San Diego Historical Society
3. Casa de Lopez
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,466 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on October 31, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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