Los Rios Street is the oldest continuously inhabited street in California. Forty adobe houses were built by the mission Indians in 1794 and three are still standing. One is a private residence, another, the Montanez Adobe, is owned by the city and houses a free museum, and the third is owned by the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society and is opened for tours on special occasions.
The houses on the rest of the street, which date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s, are a mix of residential homes and small specialty shops.
We wanted to visited the Montanez Adobe but it wasn’t opened. It appears to be accessible. Walk across the plaza to view the historic photos with captions that are embedded in a stucco wall.
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