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Marrón Adobe

Built in the 1840's by the early Californios Marrón family, this L shaped structure is an important and rare example of early stage adobe ranch house construction. The site is threatened by a proposed interchange off of Freeway 78, in the Oceanside/Carlsbad area. The planned alignment would envelope the whole property, which also hosts the Buena Vista Creek and El Salto Falls, archaeological sites and the last stretch of natural open space in the area and sensitive habitat as well. Chauncy Hayes, who married into the Marrón family, later owned the adobe next door, which is now an archeological site and will also be destroyed by the interchange. This is an important cultural landscape setting and one of the last intact adobes in San Diego County. The property is currently privately owned by direct Marrón and Hayes descendants. CalTrans and the Cities of Oceanside and Carlsbad need to reconsider an alternative alignment and respect this very special place.


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2476 San Diego Avenue · San Diego CA 92110 · Phone (619) 297-9327
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