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Casa de Machado

House of Bravery

2741 San Diego Avenue
Old Town
San Diego  92110
United States

Phone: +1 619 291 4903
 | Fax: +1 619 291 9383

This house was built by Corporal Jose Manuel Machado for his daughter about fifty years after he was stationed at San Diego’s presidio as a “Leatherjacket Soldier” of the Spanish Army. Located on the southwest corner of Old Town’s Plaza, this home earned its original name, “Casa de la Bandera,” because Machado’s daughter, Maria Antonia, and his son-in-law, Manuel de Silvas, cut down the Mexican flag and hid it from American invaders there. Once a home that brought a story of romance between the two neighboring countries when Machado’s other daughter Guadalupe married an American soldier, this building now serves as a community church. - Erick Pettersen

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