Juan Matis Adobe in Montebello to hol...

Juan Matis Adobe in Montebello to hold Childrens Day

There are 1 comment on the Whittier Daily News story from Jun 20, 2013, titled Juan Matis Adobe in Montebello to hold Childrens Day. In it, Whittier Daily News reports that:

The Juan Matias Adobe is the oldest house in Montebello and has been owned by some key historic players of the area.

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“Hilltop Park Above All”

Since: Sep 08

Montebello, CA

#1 Jun 21, 2013
I saw this on the WDN website, and repost it here:


As often is the case, the WDN can't get the name spelled right. It is the Juan MATIAS Sanchez Adobe. Also, a little research would let the reporter know that the ONLY reason that the Adobe is not a national or state historic site is that its main qualification, the type of construction, has been wrecked by unwise non-period modifications to the structure made over the objections of those who wanted to preserve the Adobe as an historical edifice, rather than converting it to a very nice museum that doesn't bear any resemblance to its original appearance.

This choice of usefulness over historical preservation makes it a very nice place for children and tourists to visit, but destroyed its main chance to become an historic site. If it's to be a historic site, then it has to be preserved, not converted into a modern building.

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