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Vicente Martinez Adobe, Pleasant Hill & Franklin Canyon Roads, Martinez, Contra Costa County, CA



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Item Title
Vicente Martinez Adobe, Pleasant Hill & Franklin Canyon Roads, Martinez, Contra Costa County, CA

Location
Pleasant Hill & Franklin Canyon Roads, Martinez, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1913
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N263).
Building/structure dates: 1848 initial construction
Significance: The area was originally a part of Rancho Pinole granted in 1824 to Don Ygnacio Martinez. On his death in 1843, this portion of the ranch was inherited by his son, Vicente Martinez who, the following year, built the adobe house, one of the oldest remaining houses in the Martinez vicinity. In 1853 the house was sold to Edward Franklin, and then from 1874 until 1918 it was owned by Dr. John T. Strentzel and his descendants. It was the home of John Muir's daughter, Wanda Muir Hannah beginning in 1906. Mr. Louis L. Stein, Jr bought the property in 1955. The National Park Service is acquiring the property in 1965 for the John Muir National Historic Site.

Related Names
Strentzel, Dr. John T.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Collection Louis L. Stein, Jr. Photo: 1885 PANORAMIC VIEW OF VICENTE MARTINEZ COMPLEX (Dr. John Stentzel in foreground)
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Collection Louis L. Stein, Jr. Photo: 1945 EAST ELEVATION
3. Historic American Buildings Survey A. Lewis Koue, AIA, Photographer June 1960 EAST ELEVATION
4. Historic American Buildings Survey A. Lewis Koue, AIA, Photographer June 1960 EAST ELEVATION


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