Von Pfister Adobe

Von Pfister Adobe
Von Pfister Alley

The Von Pfister Adobe was built in 1847 and was the third building erected in Benicia.  Edward Von Pfister operated a general store and saloon in 1848, when a messenger from Sutter’s Mill stopped on his way to Monterey with a sample of gold nuggets.  Unable to contain his secret, he informed those present of his precious cargo.  Efforts are underway by the Benicia Historical Society to restore this most valuable and historical structure.