National Register of Historic Places in Contra Costa County

Joaquin Moraga Adobe in Orinda, California 14 January 1922
HABS Photo
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National Register #72000223
Joaquín Moraga Adobe
24 Adobe Lane
Orinda
Built 1841

In 1835, Mexico granted 13,326 acres, El Rancho Laguna de los Palos Colorados, to Joaquín Moraga and his cousin Juan Bernal. Six years later, Joaquín built this house, which is the oldest surviving adobe house in Contra Costa County.

The Joaquín Moraga Adobe was photographed in 1922 for the Historical American Building Survey (HABS). It has been restored and remodeled twice since then, first in 1941 and again in 1964 when it was incorporated into a private home.

When we tried to visit the Joaquín Moraga Adobe in 2006, the building was not visible from the public right-of-way. The Friends of the Joaquín Moraga Adobe are working to provide community access to the building and grounds.

The Joaquín Moraga Adobe is also California Historical Landmark 509.

Some historic adobes buildings in California:

Historic Adobe Buildings

Alvarado Adobe in San Pablo
Anza House in San Juan Bautista
Boronda Adobe in Salinas
Caledonia Adobe in San Miguel
Casa Covarrubias in Santa Barbara

Casa de la Guerra in Santa Barbara
Casa del Oro in Monterey
Castro Adobe near Watsonville
Castro Adobe Site in El Cerrito
Castro House in San Juan Bautista

Chew Kee Store in Fiddletown
Dallidet Adobe in San Luis Obispo
Dana Adobe in Nipomo
Don Fernando Pacheco Adobe in Concord
Don Salvio Pacheco Adobe in Concord

El Adobe de los Robles Near Lemoore
Estrella Adobe Church in Paso Robles
Groveland Hotel in Groveland
Gutiérrez Adobe in Monterey
Hastings Adobe near Collinsville

Hill-Carrillo Adobe in Santa Barbara
House of Four Winds in Monterey
Ide Adobe in Red Bluff
Janssens-Orella Adobe House Site in Santa Barbara
Juarez Adobe in Napa

Kottinger Adobe Barn in Pleasanton
Larkin House in Monterey
Latter Day Saints Chuch in Moab, Utah
Locke Adobe Barn in Lockeford
Martinez Adobe in Martinez

Merritt Adobe in Monterey
Mission San Francisco Solano in Sonoma
Mountain View Adobe in Mountain View
Moraga Adobe in Orinda
Nash Adobe in Sonoma

Old Adobe Barn in La Grange
Oreña Adobe in Santa Barbara
Peña Adobe near Vacaville
Petaluma Adobe near Petaluma
Plaza Hall in San Juan Bautista

Plaza Hotel in San Juan Bautista
Rancho Los Alamos in Santa Barbara
Reading Adobe Site near Cottonwood
Roberto-Suñol Adobe in San Jose
Robert Louis Stevenson House in Monterey

Shafer House in Moab, Utah
Sonoma Barracks in Sonoma
Stone and Kelsey Adobe Site in Kelseyville
Sugg House in Sonora
Sun Sub Wo Co. in Coulterville

Sutter's Fort Adobe in Sacramento
Swift Adobe Site near Orland
Swiss Hotel in Sonoma
The Fort in Taft
Trussell-Winchester Adobe in Santa Barbara

Vallejo Adobe in Sonoma
Vásquez House in Monterey

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