Thursday, August 26, 2004

The first house in Bake Town

Copyright © 2004, Kern County Superintendent of Schools Posted by Hello

Colonel Baker was not the first to live in this house. He bought it from Christian Bohna, who built the first house in Bakersfield on what would now be corner of 24th and P Street. Baker lived there for 2 years while he built a new home on the corner of present day 19th and N Street.

It’s funny, I always pictured Baker living out in a field somewhere – not downtown.