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California Historical Landmark 210
Oldest House North of San Francisco Bay
Olompali State Historic Park
State Highway 101 Milepost 24.8
North of Novato
Built 1776
Burned 1976


Oldest House North of San Francisco Bay

This house was built in 1776 by the father of Camillo Ynitia or Unitia, the last chief of the Olompali Indians. The Indians were taught to make adobe bricks by Lieutenant Bodega and his party while they were surveying and charting the harbor of San Francisco Bay. The old adobe house is inside the house now on the site. (Burned in 1976.)

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

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