UPDATE: Don Fernando Pacheco Adobe
Updated: Feb 19
Sadly this project will NOT come to fruition. The City of Concord determined Neto's ideas could not be implemented at this time, so we have rescinded our proposal. Stay tuned as we continue this journey to find a new home with another property in town!
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We are currently working through a 4-month exclusive agreement period with the City of Concord's Recreation, Cultural Affairs & Community Services Committee to augment our preliminary proposal for negotiating a long-term lease. Our hope is to occupy the space starting in early 2021.
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Our community-centric proposal includes making the much needed repairs on the Adobe, preserving its historic value, raising funds to responsibly renovate and fully landscape the 3+ acres surrounding it, as well as developing business plans for its use by residents, visitors, businesses and nonprofits.
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From the Concord Historical Society:
Fernando Pacheco, Don Salvio Pacheco’s son, moved to the wilderness of Rancho Monte del Diablo when he was 17 years old to fulfill the requirements of his father's land grant; to build a house within 1 year and to mark the rancho’s boundaries with trees or other permanent markers. The boundaries were set with stone markers. The original land grant was big enough to hold 850 head of horned cattle, a flock of sheep and approximately 90 horses. He was 21 years old when his father gave him 1,500 acres of Rancho Monte del Diablo. A year later he received an additional 2,000 acres. Fernando was known as a kind and generous man. He donated the land for the Concord Grammar School, which was completed in 1870. He was famous for hosting fiestas at his adobe, which included barbecues, horse racing and dances. As many as 30 guests would gather at his dinner table, which was set under a covered patio to the left of his house. When Fernando died in 1884, the community paid tribute to him as one of the founders of the city of Concord.