Sunday, September 19, 2010

Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe, Montebello CA

The Sanchez Adobe is Montebello's version of a AAA Tourbook "Gem". The Sanchez Adobe is the oldest house in Montebello. The adobe is nestled in a quiet neighborhood in the hills of northeast Montebello.

We visited during the week, so we couldn't get inside. Although closed you can still walk around the property. At the rear of the adobe are two shaded verandas and a decorative well. The verandas are so nice I can imagine taking a siesta at mid-day.

The adobe is wheelchair accessible with a long ramp leading from the picnic area to the porch surrounding the adobe. On the south side of the park is a 4 car parking lot and bathrooms. Plenty of street parking is available, but read the parking signs about street sweeping days.

There is a slatted wood roof covered area with several picnic tables and a BBQ. A small gated area is found behind the tables in the corner of the property that has the tombstones of two of the Sanchez family members.

Docents are available to give tours of the adobe every Saturday, from 1-4pm.

946 Adobe Ave.
Montebello, CA 90640

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