Castro House - San Juan Bautista, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WalruZ
N 36° 50.677 W 121° 32.130
10S E 630574 N 4078636
Quick Description: This building housed the Mexican Government offices before California statehood.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/19/2006 10:04:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMD27
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 49

Long Description:
In the 1840s the Castro House was built to house General José Castro's administrative office and his secretary. In 1848 Castro sold the house to Patrick Breen, survivor of the ill-fated Donner party of 1846, and the Breen family lived here for many years.

Joined to the Plaza Hotel, this building is also filled with museum exhibits. The fee that allows entrance to the hotel also allows entrance to this house. I took lots of pictures.

Marker Number: 179.00

Marker Name: CASTRO HOUSE

County: San Benito

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 8/21/1932

Location:
San Juan Bautista State Historic Park, 2nd and Washington Sts, San Juan Bautista


Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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