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

Site of Casa Bonifacio

 
 
Site of Casa Bonifacio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
1. Site of Casa Bonifacio Marker
Inscription. Location of the original “Sherman Rose Adobe” prior to its relocation to Mesa Road. Robert Louis Stevenson and William Tecumseh Sherman were guests here.
 
Erected by Monterey History & Art Association.
 
Location. 36° 35.942′ N, 121° 53.664′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker is at the intersection of Bonifacio Place and Alvarado Street, on the right when traveling west on Bonifacio Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Bonifacio Place, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Golden State Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); The Estrada Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); Casa Sanchez (within shouting distance of this marker); Rodriguez – Osio Adobe (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Juan Bautista Alvarado (about 500 feet away); Site of Simoneau’s Restaurant (about 500 feet away); Casa Serrano (about 500 feet away); Griffin Plaza (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Regarding Site of Casa Bonifacio. The Casa Bonifacio once stood on Alvarado at Bonifacio Place,
Site of Casa Bonifacio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 25, 2013
2. Site of Casa Bonifacio Marker
The marker is on the right side of the building in front of the second blue awning.
but has been moved to Mesa Road. There is a legend about the place that is the source of is alternate name, "The House of the Sherman Rose." While Lieutenant William T. Sherman was stationed at Monterey in the late 1840's, he called several times at the home where Senorita Maria Ygnacia Bonifacio lived. On one of these visits, so the story goes, he unpinned a rose from his uniform (a most unlikely embellishment)and planted it in her garden, saying that if it took root and grew, their love would endure. The flower grew into a marvelous rose tree (or so the story goes) that almost covered the adobe and was the admiration of tourists for many years. Sherman never returned and Senorita Bonifacio never married. -- Historic Spots in California, 4th edition, page 229.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 24, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   2. submitted on February 26, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the adobe at Mesa Road. • Can you help?
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