Jose Castro House

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Jose Castro House
Castro Adobe.jpg
Jose Castro House
Jose Castro House is located in California
Jose Castro House
Location S side of the Plaza, San Juan Bautista, California
Coordinates 36°50′40.78″N 121°32′4.86″W / 36.8446611°N 121.5346833°W / 36.8446611; -121.5346833Coordinates: 36°50′40.78″N 121°32′4.86″W / 36.8446611°N 121.5346833°W / 36.8446611; -121.5346833
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1841
Architect José Castro
Architectural style Colonial, Other
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 70000141[1]
CHISL # 179
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 15, 1970[1]
Designated NHL May 15, 1970[3]
Designated CHISL March 6, 1935[2]

Jose Castro House, now known as the Castro-Breen Adobe, in San Juan Bautista, California, USA, is a historic adobe home built by José Castro in 1840. Castro was Commandant General of Alta California. In 1848 Castro sold the house to Patrick Breen, survivor of the ill-fated Donner party of 1846, and the Breen family lived in the house until 1935.

The Jose Castro House was declared a California Historical Landmark in 1935[2] and a National Historic Landmark in 1970.[3][4] It is part of the San Juan Bautista Plaza Historic District, which is itself an National Historic Landmark District. The house has been open to the public since 1935.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Castro House". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Jose Castro House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  4. ^ James Dillon (April 5, 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination:" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 2 photos, exterior, from 1968. PDF (465 KB)

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