Escondido Adobe Timeline
1843 Juan Bautista Alvarado is granted Rancho Rincon del Diablo from Mexican Governor & builds adobe home.
1845 Joseph Snooks adobe built. Click here for additional information.
1857 Judge Oliver Witherby, rancho Rincon del Diablo owner, builds adobe home and several adobe outbuildings.
1870 Zenas Sikes builds adobe home that eventually becomes Sikes Adobe Farmstead museum.
1886 Escondido established, becomes city two years later.
1920 First City Hall is built on Grand Ave.
1938 Second City Hall is built of adobe as a WPA project.
1940s Adobe home built on S. Escondido Blvd. (Today’s Hacienda de Vega restaurant).
1949 L. R. Green opens Adobe Block Company, inspired by So. Escondido Blvd. house.
1951 Weir Bros. Construction moves to Escondido.
1950s Green Ranch and Longview Acres, adjacent subdivisions, developed with exclusively custom adobe homes.
1980s New California building codes prohibit traditional adobe construction, ending an era.
1988 Adobe City Hall demolished.