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National Register of Historic Places in Solano County

National Register #72000261: Pena Adobe in Vacaville Prior to Renovation
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  National Register #72000261: Pena Adobe in Vacaville 14 December 200

  National Register #72000261: Pena Adobe in Vacaville 14 December 2005

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National Register #72000261
Peña Adobe
Interstate Highway 80 - Exit 51B
Two Miles Southwest of Vacaville
Built 1842

The Peña Adobe is the oldest building in Solano County.

In 1843, Mexico granted ten leagues named El Rancho Los Putos to Manuel Cabeza de Vaca and Juan Felipe Peña. The original adobe was built on this property in 1842-1843. It was expanded around the year 1864 with a wood frame addition and remodeled around 1880 with a new shingled roof.

In 1958, descendants of Peña and Vaca deeded the adobe and one and a half acres of land to Vacaville for restoration and preservation.

The Historical American Buildings Survey (HABS) documented the adobe with drawings and photographs.

The Peña Adobe is also California Landmark 534.

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Ide Adobe in Red Bluff
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Moraga Adobe in Orinda

Nash Adobe in Sonoma
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Reading Adobe Site near Cottonwood

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Swift Adobe Site near Orland
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