The Sanchez Adobe in Pacifica is one of the earliest non-native settlements on the San Mateo coast. During the mission era, members of a local Ohlone village became baptized and part of the mission in Yerba Buena, later San Francisco. A mission outpost was built near the site in 1786. In 1842, the alcade (mayor) of San Francisco, Francisco Sanchez, was awarded a land grant for the land, and built the Sanchez Adobe. It passed into American hands in the 1880s and was remodeled; it served as a hotel and a speakeasy during the Prohibition years.
The adobe is now part of the Sanchez Adobe Park and a California registered landmark. Run by the County of San Mateo, the adobe has been restored and is interpreted by volunteers from the San Mateo County History Museum.
The annual Rancho Day Fiesta will be held this September 21, from 12 noon to 4 pm, at the Sanchez Adobe site. Activities such as churning butter, dipping candles, and making adobe bricks will be offered to show what life would have been like during the rancho period. The Alta California dancers will be performing nineteenth-century dances.
September 21, 2013, 12 - 4 pm
$1 donation per attendee
1000 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica
For more information, visit historysmc.org.