My great-great grandmother founded Estrada's Spanish Kitchen in Visalia, California, back in 1914. Her daughter, my great grandmother, ran the Estrada's in Colma, California, (founded in 1917). My grandmother and grandfather took over operation of the Colma kitchen in the 1960's.
My mom grew up in the Colma kitchen and I spend the good part of my childhood running around and playing within it. In the 1980's the Colma kitchen was sold to a non-family member, and earlier this month it was sold yet again.
On account the future use of the kitchen property might very well involve it being torn down, I took some time to video the space for posterity.
I initially did this for my mother, who was upset at the possibility of loosing the presence of a place that meant so much to her and our family. But, in the end, I realized the video was for all who've lost the footprint of a place they once called home.