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Oakland in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Peralta Hacienda

Begun in 1821

 

—Fruitvale History Tour Site —

 
Peralta Hacienda Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
1. Peralta Hacienda Marker
Inscription. The first known inhabitants of Fruitvale were the Ohlone. In 1820 the Spanish crown gave this land to Luis Peralta, making Peralta Hacienda the first non-native settlement in Oakland.

From 1820 to 1897, the family had a rancho at this site. Until the 1850’s it stretched from El Cerrito to San Leandro.

Antonio Peralta built the adobes, living with his first wife, Maria Antonio Galindo, and later his second wife, Maria Dolores Archuleta. He built the surviving house after being widowed in 1870. (Marker Number 925.)
 
Location. 37° 47.222′ N, 122° 13.042′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from 34th Avenue near Hyde Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the hacienda house at the Peralta Hacienda Historic Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2465 34th Avenue, Oakland CA 94601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Anza Expedition of 1776 (a few steps from this marker); California Cotton Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Early Harbor (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cryer & Sons (approx. 1.5 miles away); Union Point
Peralta Hacienda image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
2. Peralta Hacienda
Marker is mounted on the base at the right of the steps.
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Water & Rails / Brooklyn Basin (approx. 1.6 miles away); Church of St. James the Apostle (approx. 1.6 miles away); Leimert Bridge (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
 
Regarding Peralta Hacienda. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 925 on December 7, 1978. It has also been designated as Oakland City Landmark No.1975 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 11, 1977.

The California Registered Historic Landmark statement of significance:
One of California's original Spanish colonists, Luís Peralta received the first and largest Mexican land grant. His hacienda was the nucleus of the Rancho de San Antonio, which covered the sites of seven present-day East Bay cities and reached to the Contra Costa frontier. The rancho's first permanent adobe was located here, and the 1870 Italianate frame house is one of two remaining Peralta buildings.
 
Also see . . .  The Peralta Hacienda. The Hacienda website with links to photos, history of the park, history of the Peralta family, information
Plaque Mounted in Walkway at the Foot of the Entrance Steps image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
3. Plaque Mounted in Walkway at the Foot of the Entrance Steps
City Landmark No.1975
State Historic Landmark
National Register of Historic Places
Peralta House
Built in 1870
Moved to this location in 1897
Paralta Hacienda Park
on the Ohlone settlements, park activities and educational events. (Submitted on March 22, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Peralta Hacienda Plaque Embedded in Walkway image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
4. Peralta Hacienda Plaque Embedded in Walkway
Red painted stripe indicates original location of the hacienda boundary.
Original Hacienda Boundary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
5. Original Hacienda Boundary Marker
Rancho Peralta Boundary, 1820
Peralta Hacienda Historic Park, Original Location of Rancho Peralta Headquarters
Peralta Hacienda image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
6. Peralta Hacienda
West Side of Hacienda image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
7. West Side of Hacienda
East Side of Peralta Hacienda image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
8. East Side of Peralta Hacienda
The 1820 Adobe image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
9. The 1820 Adobe
This Wall Indicates the Original Location of
The 1820 Adobe
The First Spanish Residence in the East Bay
Damaged in the 1868 Easrthquake
Removed in 1897
The 1820 Adobe Boundary Plaque and Wall Signifying Boundary image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
10. The 1820 Adobe Boundary Plaque and Wall Signifying Boundary
The 1840 Adobe image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
11. The 1840 Adobe
This Wall Indicates the Original Boundary of
The Rancho Peralta Adobe Home
Built in 1840
Destroyed in the 1868 Earthquake
The 1840 Adobe Boundary Wall image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
12. The 1840 Adobe Boundary Wall
This Site is Also on the Original Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
13. This Site is Also on the Original Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
Peralta Hacienda Park Sign at Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
14. Peralta Hacienda Park Sign at Entrance
Original Adobe Bricks from the Peralta Adobe image. Click for more information.
By Syd Whittle
15. Original Adobe Bricks from the Peralta Adobe
These adobe bricks are located at the Casa Peralta in San Leandro, California
Plaque reads:
Villa-Maria Antonia
Adobe Relics From The
Original Home of
Don Antonio Maria Peralta

Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 3,135 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on March 22, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   15. submitted on January 12, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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