Also known as "Castro House," the adobe is associated with Jose Castro, Commandant General of Northern California. Castro built the house, which faces the plaza, for his administrative use and for residential use by his secretary. In 1848, the house was purchased with California gold by the Breens, a prominent pioneer family famous as survivors of the ill-fated Donner party of 1846. The Breen family lived in the Castro-Breen adobe for many years. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 4/15/1970, NPS-70000141.
Registration Date: 3/6/1935
City: San Juan Bautista
County: San Benito
San Juan Bautista State Historic Park, 2nd and Washington Sts, San Juan Bautista
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