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Developer wants to use historic 1841 adobe as private club for subdivision

Monday, October 29, 2012

One of the East Bay’s oldest historic landmarks, the 1841 adobe built by settler Joaquin Moraga, after whom the town of Moraga was named, may about to be turned over to a developer and converted to a private clubhouse for the 13 upscale homes he intends to build. That’s the recommendation from the Planning Commission in the city of Orinda, inside whose borders the adobe sits. Preservationists are up in arms about it. The Orinda City Council, which has the final say, is to weigh in Nov. 27. CoCo Times

Image: The adobe as it appeared in 1938/ Moraga Historical Society

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