The Don Francisco Galindo House, known locally as the Galindo House and Gardens, is a house built in 1856 in Concord, California in the 19th century by Francisco Galindo and his wife, Maria Dolores Manuela (Pacheco) Galindo, daughter of Rancho Monte del Diablo's grant-holder Salvio Pacheco.
The house is one of Contra Costa County's few remaining Victorian ranch houses. It underwent major remodeling in 1875, resulting in an expanded basement, first floor, and second floor. Around this time, Juan "John" Galindo, the eldest son of Francisco and Maria, and his bride, Marina "Sarah" (Amador) Galindo, moved into the building. After Frederick and Catherine (Hittman) Galindo, the eldest child of Juan and Marina, were married in 1911, the title was passed to the next generation.
The house was maintained by her daughters, Harold, Ruth, and Leonora, following the death of Catherine Galindo in 1966. The last direct descendant of the family, Ruth Galindo, lived at home until her death in December 1999. With the distribution of the estate of Ruth Galindo, the house and its surrounding land of approximately 1.5 acres (6,100 m2) were deeded to the City of Concord to be maintained as a museum and park for public use.
In October 2001, the City of Concord adopted a Master Plan for the Galindo Building, prepared by the historic architectural preservation firm Page & Turnbull of San Francisco, including a Museum Operating Plan, following a series of public workshops and meetings.
In September 2010, the City of Concord passed ownership of the Galindo House and land to the Concord Historical Society, which spent the next two years renovating the house and opening it to the public in 2012.
In May 2013, the Society relocated the Masonic Temple of the City (which was dedicated in October 1928) from its location at 1765 Galindo St. to the property of Galindo Building, facing Clayton Lane, to become part of the historical resource center and meeting facility of the Society.
Concord, California is blessed with many interesting historical landmarks that are worth a visit:
Don Salvio Pacheco Adobe
Concord Historical Society
Don Fernando Pacheco Adobe
Site Of The Murder Of Dr. John Marsh
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
Todos Santos Plaza
Markham Regional Arboretum
Newhall Community Park
All of these wonderful landmarks are located just a short distance from our location located at 111 Arthur Road in Martinez, California! Stop by for a visit anytime!