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Living Room

The living room was originally two rooms; remnants of the dividing wall can still be seen on the floor and ceiling. As listed in the 1889 appraisal of the estate, the two rooms were described as a parlor and a sitting room. After Miguel's death, the sitting room became Espiritu's siesta room where she kept family photographs and personal belongings. The tongue and groove redwood floor is original.

The large mirror next to the front door, as well as the two corner cupboards, are original to the Leonis Adobe. The mirror was originally located on the southwest wall where the dining room entrance door is now. The rest of the antique furnishings are not original to the Leonis family but are of the period (approximately 1870 to 1890). The doorway leading to the dining room was added by the Agoure family during their residency in the 1920s. During Miguel and Espiritu's time, the kitchen and dining room were only accessible from outside.

According to Maria Orsua, an adopted grand daughter, when Espiritu died she was laid out in the parlor in front of the mirror. In his log book, Espiritu's son, Juan Menendez, made the following entries about his mother:

26th of March 1906 my mother had confession.

On the 10th of April she died at 10 in the morning.

On the 12th of April she was buried at 12 in the morning.

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