Background History From California’s Office of Historic Preservation:
On this site in 1839 was built the first house in San Bernardino, the home of José del Carmen Lugo, one of the grantees of the San Bernardino Rancho. In 1851 a stockade of logs was built here as a protection against the Indians, in it more than a hundred families lived for over a year.
Location and Coordinates:
- 351 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino
- 34°06’20″N 117°17’21″W
This place is now the old San Bernardino Courthouse.
I could not find the plaque for this landmark although I did find a place where it evidences the very likelihood that the plaques being removed.
Despite being unable to take a photo with the state landmark plaque, the county of San Bernardino has its own landmark sign. This is better than nothing.