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Casa de Estudillo, San Diego

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The Casa de Estudillo, also known as the Estudillo House, is a historic adobe house in San Diego, California, United States. It was constructed in 1827 by José María Estudillo and his son José Antonio Estudillo, early settlers of San Diego, and was considered one of the finest houses in Mexican California. It is located in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and is designated as both a National and a California Historical Landmark in its own right.Besides being one of the oldest surviving examples of Spanish architecture in California, the house gained much prominence by association with Helen Hunt Jackson's wildly popular 1884 novel Ramona. The Casa de Estudillo is one of three National Historic Landmarks in Southern California that were closely tied to Ramona, a novel of Californio life shortly after the American acquisition of California; the other two are Rancho Camulos and Rancho Guajome.DescriptionThe large building is a U-shaped structure, measuring 113ft on the front side, and 98ft on each of the wings. It is constructed in the Spanish Colonial style, meaning that the house's 13 rooms are set consecutively in the building and connected only by an external covered corredor (as opposed to an interior hallway).
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  • Don't miss this museum on San Diego Ave. it gives a good perspective on how a farmstead was setup and lets you walk through the house and see room by room how living was. Nice placards explain the roo...  more »
  • I whet in with the sole purpose of looking at the house. However, after I entered the courtyard, I spent most of my time looking at the water fountain and the various different plant life. I must admi...  more »
  • I had the most humiliating experience ever, I will never consider going back. My daughter, mother and I decided to go to Old Town after spending most of the day at the zoo. We decided to visit the hou...  more »
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  • Beautifully preserved site right in the heart of Old San Diego. Great example of the Spanish area. This specific site is right by Washington Square so it is centrally located to all the shops at Old Town, making the visit easy and fun.
  • Interesting place to have a point of view of a rich house-ranch in South California. the rooms show furnitures and tools from the nineteenth century. It's a free open air museum, one of the few non-shopping activity to do in the Old Town San Diego.
  • After what seems like years of renovations, we're delighted each time we're in old town and see La Casa de Estudillo open. Inside is one of the more beautiful historic San Diego courtyards and a favorite spot for photos.
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