Photograph of the exterior view of the adobe stage station in San Francisquito Canyon circa 1930. The adobe is in dilapidated condition. Stucco is pealing from the adobe walls. The shingles on the roof has fallen off at certain areas. Wild grass cover the surrounding areas around the house. Trees are visible in the background.; "The adobe was built by Marta Caravajales and Juan Celis. Later it was used by Major Ben Gorman as a stop on a stage line he operated between Los Angeles and the Mojave and Willow Springs mines in the early 1870s. The adobe was probably built around 1856 to 1858. It escaped destruction by the 1927 San Francis Dam disaster, being above it." -- unknown author.; Photoprint reads: "San Francisquito Canyon. The building of this one is credited to Marta Caravajales and Juan Celis. No date is given. It was one of seven adobes in the canyon, six of them were destroyed by the St. Francis Dam flood in 1927. This one escaped, being above the dam. The 1929 annual publication of the Historical Society has a picture of this building marked "Major Gorman's Stage post." This was Ben Gorman who operated a stage line between Los Angeles and the Mojave and Willow Springs mines in the early 1870's until the Southern Pacific Railroad came in 1876. It was quite likely that this was a stopping place. My idea about the date of this building is that all the adobes in the canyon were built about 1856-8 when the county built the road through here. -- unknown author".