Vintage Orange . Wednesday, March 22 2017
In 1794, the Mission San Juan Capistrano built a number of adobes to house soldiers and the local Native Americans who worked at the mission. Don Blas Aguilar purchased two of these adobes in 1845, which he named "La Hacienda Aguilar.”
The south wing adobe was called Casa Tejada; it unfortunately is no longer standing. The north wing adobe was called Casa de Esperanza, or "House of Hope." It still stands on the east side of the plaza.
This week, San Juan Capistrano historian Jerry Nieblas, tells us about the restoration efforts at the Blas Aguilar Adobe, an important heritage site.