Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Casa Peralta-The Outside


Casa Peralta in San Leandro is so beautiful and is something I had never been to even though I had gone by it a million times. I finally decided to actually go to it.

Casa Peralta was the first brick house built in Alameda County. It was constructed in the Spanish Colonial style in 1860 for Ignacio Peralta, early San Leandro Spanish settler, by W.P. Toler (Peralta's son-in-law). One of the more interesting of 19th-century houses in San Leandro, it has additional historic associations with the large and land-rich Peralta family, who were pioneers of the area. It goes back to the Rancho days of the area. The home was remodeled in 1926 as a grand Spanish-style villa, with hand-painted tiles imported from Spain, that tell the story of Don Quixote. Enough history and I decided to split into two parts-The Outside and the inside. Will start first with the outside and it will be Wordless:



















And then grounds:













Casa Peralta is a beautiful place. Hope you enjoyed the little tour of the outside.

46 comments:

  1. What a beautiful palatial mansion! I have a Peralta in my family line: Valentina Peralta was my great great grandmother that came to California with her husband back in the 1860's. She and her husband are now located in Bakersfield.

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    1. That is so cool. I wonder if they are related.

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  2. The gardens of this mansion are wonderful!!

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  3. What a lovely mansion I like the photos :-)

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  4. That looks like a wonderful house and garden.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2014/11/ww-oh-look-at-that-little-pumpkin-face.html

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  5. I would move in right away!!! :oD

    Awesome pictures! Have a great week!

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  6. I love the tile work. It's pretty cool!

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  7. I am so in love with the tile photos! So cool to look at =)

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    1. They were. I spent a lot of time looking at it.

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  8. Oh my, those pics are awesome. Loved them all, especially the tile pics. Btw the last one looked like a cemetery..is it?

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    1. Thank you very much. Not a cemetery but a fountain.

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  9. That is beautiful! You took some amazing photos. Enjoy the rest of your day.

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  10. Stunning casa! The tiles remind me of a place I used to walk by when going to college in St. Augustine.

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  11. Amazing details! That place looks so pretty - thanks for the lovely shots!
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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  12. Wonderfull palace greeting from Belgium, have a nice week.

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  13. You find the most amazing places and write about them. Is there any place you don't know about??? hehehe Keep it comin' my friend you're amazing. The more I find out about you the more I want us to be BFF's! :) Have a great day and thank you for sharing with us!

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  14. Thank you for the history and for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/11/saint-marys-basilica-wilmington-nc.html

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  15. What a gorgeous place. All the details... I would love to visit

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  16. A beautiful place -- so lovely that it has been preserved. The detail with the tile work is just gorgeous, and I would love those big bold bright flowers in my garden. A nice little spot that certainly seems worth the time to drop by.

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    1. It was worth the time. I now feel bad that I had never before.

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  17. Such a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing

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  18. That's an impressive little mansion! I love the stairs and all the balconies!

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    1. It was a great place. I really enjoyed it.

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  19. Nice architecture! I love visiting old places of interest. Thanks for sharing & joining my #WW linky party!

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    1. I had not either-sad to say. It is about a block from the San Leandro BART station

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