Sunday, September 11, 2011

Casa Adobe de San Rafael

Los Angeles County, September 3, 1996

The landmark shaped two-tone brown approach sign (a G-14 in Cal Trans lingo) is on Dorothy Drive at the adobe’s driveway showing your arrival. The actual plaque is of local and not state design, which accounts for the brief description in comparison to the usual droll state copy designed to fill a much larger plaque. If they had more room they may have stated that Tomas was sheriff of Los Angeles County, and a second Lieutenant in the Los Angeles Rifles.

The City of Glendale says: “Today, the adobe includes a Monterey-style corridor (covered porch), beautiful sunken garden, brick patio, gray shake roof, and long narrow front windows adorned with green shutters. Interior furnishings are from the 19th century.”

The adobe is open daily and is a pastoral setting to get away from the city….bring lunch.  .  

NO. 235 "Casa Adobe de San Rafael"
Built by Tomas and Maria Sanchez, 1865-1871, restored by the city of Glendale 1932.
1330 Dorothy Dr, Glendale.
Google 34.165809,-118.26393

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