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The Leonis Adobe House

Historical reference notes suggest that an original four-room adobe structure was built on the property between 1844 and 1846. By 1869, Miguel Leonis took possession of the original adobe dwelling and surrounding land. Shortly after, he built a two-story adobe house with a wraparound veranda known today as the California Monterey Style. He used traditional wood cladding for both the exterior and interior and adorned the house with architectural elements such as Victorian fretwork and balustrades.

Miguel also added a lean-to kitchen and dining room to the house. Additionally, the upper and lower verandas on the north side, which is the back of the house, were subsequently enclosed in order to add additional rooms, including a kitchen, pantry, and cellar. By 1878, the house became the primary and permanent residence of Miguel, Espiritu, and their daughter, Marcelina.

After the Leonis Adobe was saved from demolition in 1962, the house was restored to its original 1889 condition.

Leonis Adobe Museum Historic Home and Ranch
  1. The Leonis Adobe House
  2. Miguel Leonis, The Big Basque
  3. Espiritu Chijulla Leonis
  4. Marcelina Leonis
  5. Juan Menendez
  6. Living Room
  7. Corner Cabinets
  8. Piano
  9. Dining Room
  10. Kitchen
  11. Cellar and Pantry
  12. Upper Rear Hallway
  13. Menendez Room
  14. Espiritu's Bedroom
  15. Sewing Room
  16. Front Upstairs Veranda
  17. Outdoor Oven or Horno
  18. Oak Tree
  19. Poultry and Doves
  20. Guinea Hens
  21. Turkeys
  22. Barn and Blacksmith Shop
  23. Carriages and Buggies
  24. Miguel's Land and Property Map
  25. Bath House
  26. Laundry Area
  27. Well and Windmill
  28. Tank House and Water Tank
  29. Orsua Room
  30. Vineyard
  31. Fruit Trees
  32. Vegetable Garden
  33. Longhorn Cattle
  34. Merino Sheep
  35. Nubian and Angora Goats
  36. Percheron Draft Horses
  37. Farm Implements
  38. Wagons
  39. Outhouses
  40. The Plummer House