The Juana Briones Heritage Foundation

Juana Briones' House In the News

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has posted an article on their blog, PreservationNation, titled: 'Protecting the Story of Juana Briones & Her California Gem' by our own Corri Jimenez

On November 1, 2008, in Esther Clark Park, at the end of Old Adobe Road in Palo Alto, we formally dedicated the new State Historical Marker commemorating the life and land of Juana Briones on the site of her historic rancho.  

See a few photos that encapsule the day

Reviving the Past at the Presidio’s El Polin Springs
Bay Nature Magazine online. Their article about the site where Juana was born.
SF Gate - Home of the San Francisco Chronicle - Article from 03-2007 - 160-year-old home can be demolished.

The local historical society PAST has come forward and retained the legal services of Susan Brent-Hawley which has resulted in a stay of the demolition order that had been granted.  The case remains in the courts. 

Palo Alto Online News Story

Channel 5 television news posted this story , including VIDEO, on March 9, 2007.

San Francisco Chronicle article on Juana's 160 year old home on March 9, 2007 at SF

The Palo Alto Daily News published an report on this issue on January 25, 2007. View comments on this article.
Supporters of the cause of preserving the oldest extant dwelling in Palo Alto, and one associated with a significant Latina pioneer, Juana Briones, can help by writing letters to the Palo Alto City Council, or to the newspaper referenced above.

Palo Alto Weekly: Read the Op Ed piece by Al Camarillo, Stanford historian, about why this house is so important to all of us, June 22, 2005. Visit the Stanford University exhibit on March 15th, 2007.

Palo Alto Weekly:  The  Neighborhood Section featured an interview with Board president, Halimah Van Tuyl, March 30, 2005.

Mercury News: View the article by Kelly Flaherty Curley, Groundbreakers, More that just a House, February, 2006.

growing flower
Continuing developments coming soon.

Stanford Historian's Research Paper
~ Printable version
~ pdf version 46kb

Adobe Mud

Timeline Of The House
Honoring Juana
Not Just For Kids





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