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Jose Eusebio Boronda Adobe

The Oldest Structure in Salinas

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Jos Eusebio Boronda built the Boronda Adobe between 1844 and 1848 in the grasslands of the lower Salinas Valley. Twenty years later, Salinas City was founded, and in the 130 years since then the town has grown and spread to within a few hundred yards of the Adobe.

The adobe has wood shingles that were used to restore the adobe which are a departure from the traditional red-clay tiles. In addition, the Old Lagunita School House, built in 1897, is at the same site. Both are open to the public. The Salinas Historical Society gives tours.

Location: 333 Boronda Road, Salinas California 93907 Telephone 831-757-8085

Other History nearby:
(Boulder Creek) Boulder Creek Historical Society
(Davenport) Davenport Jail Museum
(Gilroy) Gilroy Historical District Walking Tour
(Salinas) Jose Eusebio Boronda Adobe
(Santa Cruz) Lighthouse Point
(Monterey) Maritime Museum


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