Juan de Anza House

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Juan de Anza House
Juan de Anza House, Third & Franklin Streets, San Juan Bautista (San Benito County, California).jpg
Juan de Anza House
Juan de Anza House is located in California
Juan de Anza House
Location Franklin and 3rd Streets, San Juan Bautista, California
Coordinates 36°50′37.04″N 121°32′8.10″W / 36.8436222°N 121.5355833°W / 36.8436222; -121.5355833Coordinates: 36°50′37.04″N 121°32′8.10″W / 36.8436222°N 121.5355833°W / 36.8436222; -121.5355833
Area 0.25-acre (1,000 m2)
Built circa 1830
Architect Juan de Anza
Architectural style Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 70000140
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 15, 1970[1]
Designated NHL April 15, 1970[2]

Juan de Anza House, also known as Anza House, is small one-story California adobe in San Juan Bautista, California, USA. It was a simple pole and mud brick building that was typical for the Mexican era in California, including in the 1820-1840 time period in which it was built. Then, further, it was "Americanized" and enlarged in the 1850s, also typical of how traditional Mexican houses were adapted by newer settlers from the eastern United States.[2]

As an architectural type example, it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970.[2][3]

It is located at the corner of Franklin and 3rd Streets in San Juan Bautista.

The National Register of Historic Places' information system lists a Juan de Anza as architect or builder of the house.[1] However, based on no connection being given in the National Park Service documents about the site,[2][3] the building appears to have no association with California explorer Juan Bautista de Anza Bezerra Nieto, who lived from 1736-1788, and who is also known as Juan de Anza.

A City of San Juan Bautista guide to local points of interest describes the house as "Spanish style, one of four adobes still standing in the commercial area, all built after the Mission lands were secularized. Francisco Bravo, who built it, operated a cantina here during the 1850's."[4]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Juan de Anza House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-22. 
  3. ^ a b James Dillon (November 22, 1975). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Anza House PDF (174 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 2 photos, exterior, from 1975. PDF (558 KB)
  4. ^ "San Juan Bautista Historic Walking Tour". City of San Juan Bautista. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 

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