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Sanchez Adobe

All photographs taken by Kenneth A. Larson. All rights reserved. © 2011 - 2017.


The Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe Museum in Montebello preserves the oldest residence in the Montebello area. The land was granted to Dona Casilda Soto de Lobo by Mexican Governor Manuel Micheltorena on October 8, 1844. The adobe was built in 1844 on Rancho la Merced. Four families made the adobe home. Do&ntilla;a Casilda Soto de Lobo built the adobe, Juan Matías Sánchez with his first and later second wife who expanded the adobe, nd finally the W. B. Scott family who deeded the site to the city stipulating that it be maintained as a historic site.

The site is maintained as a mid 19th century hacienda. The Montebello Historical Society manages the displays of historic photos and artifacts within. A small park surrounds with picnic area.

The adobe is owned by the City of Montebello and operated by Montebello Historical Society and sponsored by Rotary Club of Montebello.

Hours:
Saturday 1-4 pm.

Address:
946 N Adobe Ave.
Montebello, CA 90640
Front of Sanchez Adobe.
Front of Sanchez Adobe.
Back of Sanchez Adobe showing the fountain.

North side of exterior.

Underside of roof around the building.

Well in courtyard.

This author was told that this wagon has nothing to do with the adobe. It was a movie prop from Ben Hur that was donated to the museum.

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