Monday, November 5, 2012

1 South: Monterey, Vasquez Adobe

Vasquez Adobe  On Dutra St./Jefferson St., behind Colton Hall.  The family home of the colorful bandit Tiburcio Vasquez, this 1835 adobe has changed dramatically since it was built as a single-story structure.  Charming and flamboyant Tiburcio was into cattle wrestling, horse stealing, and stage coach robbery.  He was captured in 1874 where the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles is today, then tried and hung in San Jose.  Today the building houses city offices and is not generally open to the public.

All-adobe tour of Monterey.

More things to do in Monterey.

More ideas for exploring Northern California.  

image c2012 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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