Casa Pacheco Adobe Foundation
The foundation exists as the primary caretaker of the Historic Casa Pacheco Adobe in downtown Monterey, California. Restorations of the building are ongoing. Current projects include a new roof and seismic retrofit of the walls, floors and ceiling.
One of a number of Adobes in Monterey, it reflects the history of the city as the first capitol of California before moving to Sacramento.
The building is primarily a mud and brick construction, typical of 18th century West Coast architecture. As one of Monterey’s historic adobes, Casa Pacheco, reflects the tradition of this city as the first capitol of California.
Casa Pacheco was built by Don Francisco Pacheco in 1840 as a residence for his wife and family. A carriage maker, who rose from sub-lieutenant of artillery in the Mexican army to become one of California's wealthiest landowners. After their deaths, the house stayed in the family, today Don Francisco and his wife, former Feliciana Gonzales, lie at the alter of San Carlos Cathedral in Monterey.In 1908 Mrs. Gotzbach ran the Adobe as a 25 room boarding house. Later occupants were the operation and residence of Dr. McAulay as El Adobe Hospital. During WWII it was the location of Selective Service Physical exam site. In 1941 it was the Office of Monterey Superintendent of Schools , and by 1947 a Rest Home for the elderly. Finally, since 1957 the Adobe has been the home of the athletic & social club The Pacheco Club.