View of Juana's house on a hill
The Juana Briones Heritage Foundation

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.

Actual image of Juana Briones Courtesy of Pt. Reyes Nat'l Seashore

Action Update
Winter 2010-11
Palo Alto Briones abode one step closer to demolition
says SF Gate

Jeanne McDonnell's
book, Juana Briones of Nineteenth-Century California

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