If this house could talk, it would tell stories about a Latina businesswoman, humanitarian, and landowner named Juana Briones who built a rare earthen-walled house in the 1840s in what later became Palo Alto. Now that touchstone of the Rancho period is threatened with demolition.
They are historians, architects, neighbors, educators, business and community leaders. They are the Friends of the Juana Briones' House and they are committed to advocating for the preservation of this treasure.
book, Juana Briones of Nineteenth-Century California