From the plaque:
Home of Juan Bautista Alvarado
Native of Monterey, Governor of California under Mexican rule December
20, 1836 - December 20, 1842. During his administration
the increasing influx of Americans, and the Russian settlement
at Fort Ross, began to be regarded as serious problems. Russians withdrew in 1841.
Table placed by California Centennials Commission in cooperation with Monterey Parlor No. 75, N.S.G.W. September 4, 1949.