Dana Adobe

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Dana Adobe
Rancho Nipomo Dana Adobe (7816869126).jpg
Dana Adobe, 2012
Dana Adobe is located in California
Dana Adobe
Dana Adobe is located in the US
Dana Adobe
Location S end of Oak Glen Ave., Nipomo, California
Coordinates 35°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
Built 1839
Architect Dana, William G.
Architectural style Adobe
NRHP reference # 71000189[1]
Added to NRHP May 6, 1971

The Dana Adobe or "Casa de Dana" is a historic building 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 Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  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. 

External links[edit]

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