Workers Removing Adobe Bricks from the Site in 1897
Workers removing adobe bricks from the site in 1897, the last wall of the 1821 Peralta adobe on the right. The Peralta House is partly visible on the left.
In 1897, Ynez Peralta Galindo sold the Peralta House and surrounding land to Henry Z. Jones, a real estate developer. He laid out lots to sell and moved the Peralta House about 150 feet Southeast, to where it is now.
Jones took down the last wall of the 1821 adobe. The bricks went to Diamond Park, to build a Boy Scout Lodge. You can still see some of the bricks there today.
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