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511 Martinez Adobe
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BackPak
N 37° 59.526 W 122° 07.855
10S E 576312 N 4205294
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/2/2005 8:07:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM4ER
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 40

Long Description:
Don Vicente Martinez, the son of the commandante of the Presidio of San Francisco, built this house of adobe bricks around 1849.
VICENTE MARTÍNEZ ADOBE - In 1849 Vicente J. Martínez built this adobe on Rancho Pinole, which had been granted to Ignacio Martínez in 1836. In 1853, Vicente sold the adobe to Edward Franklin, after whom the canyon in which the adobe was located was named, and the adobe was known as the Franklin Canyon Adobe.

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Marker Number: 511.00


County: Contra Costa

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 07/23/1983

Alhambra Ave and Hwy 4, Martinez

Website: Not listed

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