#0637 Catalina Adobe


#0637 Catalina Adobe

Site information:

2211 Bonita Dr, Glendale


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

San Rafael Rancho

First granted to José Maria Verdugo, Oct. 20, 1784.
Catalina Adobe built about 1828.

And General Andres Pico oak tree camp site, before he surrendered to General John C. Fremont, 1847.

Marked by Californiana Parlor No. 247 Native Daughters of the Golden West Sept. 28, 1947

OHP description:

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 ownership.