Francisco Chari built this adobe home in 1845 for his Rancho del Buque (Ship Ranch),
from which the name "Bouquet Canyon" is derived. Martin Ruiz acquired the 300-acre ranch
and sold it in 1874 to Juan and Dominga Suraco (possibly Suracco), who had L. Ruiz enlarge the buildings. Photograph
taken in 1898. Identification by A.B. Perkins.