California Historical Landmarks in Contra Costa County
California Historical Landmark 512
Alvarado Square in San Pablo Civic Center
Northwest Corner of San Pablo Avenue and Church Lane
Site of adobe house, grape arbor, and gardens built in 1842 by Jesús María Castro for his mother, Dona Gabriéla Berryessa de Castro, widow of Francisco María Castro who had been granted Rancho (Cuchiyunes) San Pablo in 1823. When Dona Gabriéla died in 1851, the adobe became the property of her daughter, Martina Castro de Alvarado, wife of Juan Bautista Alvarado, who was Governor of California from 1836 to 1842.
Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation
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