Rios-Caledonia Adobe historical marker display Historical Site marker sign adobe attraction California education information landmark Place of Interest Tourist Destination Travel Destination Caledonia historic marker historic site Petronilo Rios San Luis Obispo County San Miguel signage attractive destination educating info tourist attraction West history no people text appealing tourism travel United States historic nobody word attract daytime displays historical markers markers signs United States of America color image historical landmarks outdoor vertical appeal day educate historic markers historic sites colour image destinations outside tourist attractions Jason O. Watson / historical-markers.org CA day time day-time US words color images daylight outdoors USA verticals colour images natural light outsides U.S. U.S.A.
This imposing building is an excellent example of California Mexican Era architecture. Using Indian labor, Petronilo Rios built the two-story Adobe about 1846 as his residence and headquarters for sheep and cattle operations. Named "Caledonia" in the 1860's it served as a hotel and stage stop between Los Angeles and San Francisco until 1886. Restoration began in 1968 by the Friends of the Adobes.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 926
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Friends of the Adobes, November 22, 1981