The shell of the Visitor's Center arrives.
Installation of new restroom.
The Sanchez Adobe was built in the 1840s.
The shell of what will become the visitor’s center at the Sanchez Adobe in Pacifica has arrived and is now under construction – along with a new restroom. When it open this fall, the center will showcase the site’s rich history.
That history dates to when the Ohlone village of Pruristac was located on the site. The Spanish in the late 1700s used the site as an agriculture outpost, supplying corn, grain and other food to Mission Dolores in San Francisco. It was in the 1840s that Don Francisco Sanchez built the adobe that still bears his name.
Once the visitor’s center opens, restoration work on the adobe will begin. The Sanchez Adobe is a San Mateo County Parks operated by the San Mateo County Historical Association.
Funds for the work come from a variety of sources, including the voter-approved Measure K half-cent sales tax extension.