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Nash-Patton Adobe
LocationSonoma, Sonoma County
Official nameNash Adobe[1]
DesignatedNovember 5, 1958
Reference no.667

The Nash-Patton Adobe (also called the Nash Adobe) is a historic house located in Sonoma, California in the United States. The home is listed as a California Historical Landmark.

History edit

The house was in built in 1847 by Henry A. Green. The property was owned by John H. Nash.[2] That same year, in July, William T. Sherman arrested John H. Nash at the house. Nash was the magistrate of Sonoma during the Bear Flag Revolt,[2] and he refused to step down to allow Lilburn W. Boggs to take over.[3] Sherman took Nash to Monterey to face military governor Colonel Richard B. Mason. After Mason explained the military governor's absolute authority to appoint and remove an alcalde until California achieved its own civilian government. Nash gave up his defiance of Mason's appointment and returned peacefully to Sonoma.

By 1848, the Lewis and Nancy Patton Adler were living in the adobe. Nancy Adler was a survivor of the Donner Party.[3] By 1866, a butcher lived in the house. The attic was used for curing meats.[2] It was restored by Nancy Adler's great-granddaughter, Zolita Bates, in 1931.[4]

Today edit

The adobe was added to the California Historical Landmarks list on November 5, 1958.[4] In January, 2011, the house was raided for "suspicion of operating a methamphetamine lab".[5] Two months later the house was listed on the real estate market for $1.2 million. It was the second time the house was for sale in the past 100 years.[6]

Architecture edit

The home is in the Monterey Colonial architecture style.[2] The adobe house is 1000 square feet. It has four rooms. The back of the house has a porch with a lean-to.[7]

References edit

  1. ^ "Nash Adobe". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2014-08-18.
  2. ^ a b c d Kathleen Thompson Hill; Gerald Hill (1 July 2005). Sonoma Valley: The Secret Wine Country. Globe Pequot Press. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-7627-3444-3.
  3. ^ a b Historic Spots in California. Stanford University Press. 1990. p. 477. ISBN 978-0-8047-1734-2.
  4. ^ a b "Nash Adobe". Office of Historic Preservation. California Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  5. ^ Moore, Derek (2011-01-14). "Bathroom meth lab discovered near Sonoma Plaza". Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  6. ^ Moore, Derek (2011-03-10). "Historic Sonoma house for sale at $1.2 million". Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  7. ^ Moore, Derek. "Historic Sonoma house for sale at $1.2 million". Welcome to Sonoma. Press-Democrat. Retrieved 19 August 2014.