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Laguna Seca Rancho, North side of U.S. Highway 101, Coyote, Santa Clara County, CA



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Item Title
Laguna Seca Rancho, North side of U.S. Highway 101, Coyote, Santa Clara County, CA

Location
North side of U.S. Highway 101, Coyote, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2003
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-99, FN-100,FN-101).
Building/structure dates: 1823 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1850 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1860 subsequent work
Significance: The Laguna Seca Rancho was first held by Juan Alvirez, whose ranching operations included running a grist mill. The property was extensively developed by the family of William Fisher, who acquired the 23,040 acres in 1845. Captain John Charles Fremont and his troops camped on the ranch in the spring of 1846. The stone building, originally the grist mill, is certainly one of the oldest structures in Santa Clara County, and the barn, which is a form which predominates in the County, having a high gable-roofed center flanked by shed-roofed side aisles, may date from the mid-nineteenth century. The office building was constructed for William Fisher's youngest son, Fiacro, who continued to develop the land as one of the most successful stock and grain producing ranches in the area.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Farming
Dairying


Related Names
Alvirez, Juan
Fisher, William
Fremont, Capt. John Charles
Fisher, Fiacro


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. HOUSE, LOOKING NORTHEAST FROM DRIVEWAY
2. HOUSE, LOOKING EAST
3. HOUSE, SOUTHWEST FRONT
4. BARN, SOUTHWEST FRONT
5. BARN, HOIST IN SOUTHWEST GABLE
6. STONE BUILDING, SOUTHWEST WALL
7. STONE BUILDING, LOOKING NORTH
8. STONE BUILDING, NORTHWEST WALL
9. STONE BUILDING, LOOKING NORTHEAST
10. STONE BUILDING, LOOKING NORTHWEST


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