Casa de Bandini, Old Town. Juan Bandini built the original single-story adobe house in 1829.

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Mexican Landscapes in San Diego: Museum of Man, La Jolla Women's Club, Casa de Bandini

The Mission myth debunked

Shaping mud into adobe bricks was brought to the Americas by the Spanish, who had learned it from the Moors. But adobe was a material Pueblo culture had worked with before, although not in the efficient brick form.

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