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Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Adobe House

 
 
Adobe House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
1. Adobe House Marker
Inscription.
Adobe was a common material used to construct buildings from the Spanish mission period of California history through the 1930s.

Adobe is a sun-dried brick made from soil or clay. This structure was built to resemble an adobe dwelling in Kern County during the mid 1800s.

The adobe bricks used to construct this building were salvaged from a 1930s Bakersfield residence. The adobe house, located near Fairfax Road and Brundage Lane, belonged to William and Flora Deuel Combs.

In 1979, Dr. Lewis L. Sandidge and Dr. Dyrel Faulstick donated the adobe bricks used to reconstruct this building. Chicanos Unidos Para El Progreso constructed this building on the museum grounds in 1977.
 
Erected by Kern County Museum.
 
Location. 35° 23.584′ N, 119° 1.191′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located between the Howell House Green and the Three Oaks Green Sections of Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Howell House (here, next to this marker); Lόpez-Hill House
Adobe House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
2. Adobe House
The marker is located at the walkway to the house.
(a few steps from this marker); Bungalow (within shouting distance of this marker); Undertaker's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Kern County Chamber of Commerce (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnes Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Standard School (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kern County Museum - Adobe House. The Kern County Museum website quotes the text of the marker as well as displaying a close-up photo of the Santos Montana Adobe seen on marker. (Submitted on December 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. The History of Brick Making in Early California. The history of adobe bricks in California starts with the building of homes by the early Spanish and Mexican settlers. (Submitted on December 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional keywords.
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Photos Displayed on Marker
Upper Photo:
Joseph Deuel, circa 1910. Joseph sold a portion of the Deuel family farm to William Combs. Later, William married Joseph's daughter Flora.

Lower Photo:
Adobe buildings were often plastered and painted as seen in this photo of the George B. Chester store located at 19th Street and Chester Avenue in 1871.
Adobe Bricks

 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Photos Displayed on Marker
Upper Photo:
The Deuel family in 1942.

Lower Photo:
Santos Montana owned this residence made of adobe once located at 4th Street and Highway 99, circa 1937.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,252 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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