From the Guidebook:
San Rafael was granted to
José María Verdugo on October 20, 1784.
Don José died April 12, 1831, leaving his estate
to his son Julio and his blind daughter Catalina. This
adobe was built for Dona Catalina in the 1830s; she lived
here until her death in 1861. Still in excellent condition,
the Catalina, or Original Mud Block, Adobe is now in private