Dana Adobe

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Dana Adobe & Cultural Center
Rancho Nipomo Dana Adobe (7816869126).jpg
Dana Adobe, 2012
Dana Adobe is located in California
Dana Adobe
Dana Adobe is located in the United States
Dana Adobe
Location671 S Oakglen Ave., Nipomo, California
Coordinates35°1′40″N 120°28′14″W / 35.02778°N 120.47056°W / 35.02778; -120.47056Coordinates: 35°1′40″N 120°28′14″W / 35.02778°N 120.47056°W / 35.02778; -120.47056
ArchitectDana, William G.
Architectural styleAdobe
NRHP reference No.71000189[1]
Added to NRHPMay 6, 1971

The Dana Adobe & Cultural Center or "Casa de Dana" is a historic landmark in Nipomo, California. It was the home of Boston sea captain William Dana, who in 1837 was granted the 37,888-acre (153.33 km2) Rancho Nipomo in Southern California. Captain Dana hosted figures such as Henry Tefft and John C. Fremont in his Nipomo home, which also served as an important exchange point on California's first official mail route between Monterey and Los Angeles.

The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1] The entire Rancho Nipomo is listed as a California Historical Landmark.[2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "California Historical Landmark: San Luis Obispo County". Office of Historic Preservation. California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  • Angel, Myron (1983). History of San Luis Obispo County, California, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Friends of the Adobes, San Miguel, CA. ISBN 0-91354-866-9.

The mission of the DANA Adobe & Cultural Center is to engage visitors with the stories of California's Rancho Era History, connecting them with the peoples, the land and its resources to foster environmental stewardship and cultural understanding.

External links[edit]

Dana Adobe and re-enactor, 2012
Dana Adobe, main salon