The Castro Adobe is moving into the early 20th century with electrification!
The installation of a new electrical panel in Room 104 this summer means temporary lights both upstairs and downstairs can be turned on, and the panel has an electrical outlet to plug into.
New electrical outlets are being set into the floorboards. Electrical for permanent lights is also being installed upstairs and downstairs. Upstairs outlets are in progress, but this is a difficult job given the unique construction of the adobe and the historical nature of the building.
This work allows the removal of the temporary electrical panel and post upstairs in the Fandango Room, returning the space to a more historically accurate setting.
These advances, which may seem small, point to the bright future of the building, which is in the process of being restored and opened as the newest State Historic Park.