National Register of Historic Places listings in Monterey County, California facts for kids
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Monterey County, California.
This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Monterey County, California, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in an online map.
There are 59 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 6 National Historic Landmarks.
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Asilomar Conference Grounds||
||Pacific Grove||Conference complex with 11 contributing properties, established in 1913. Noted for its associations with the YWCA, pioneering female architect Julia Morgan, and the resort industry of the Monterey Peninsula, and for its American Craftsman architecture.|
|2||Berwick Manor and Orchard||
|NW of Carmel Valley
||Carmel Valley||Farmstead acquired in 1869 by Edward Berwick, a prolific writer and educator as well as a scientific farmer.|
|3||Mary C. W. Black Studio House||
|556 Abrego St.
||Monterey||1930 house and garden wall, a highly intact residential example of the Monterey substyle of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture.|
|4||Samuel M. Black House||
|418 Pajaro St.
||Salinas||1900 house by noted California architect William Henry Weeks; its design and rare surviving plans document the emergence of his popular Modified Colonial style. Listing also includes an adjacent 1936 rental cottage.|
|5||Peter J. Bontadelli House||
|119 Cayuga St.
||Salinas||Monterey County's only historical example of Second Empire architecture, built c. 1907. Now known as The Empire House.|
|6||Jose Eusebio Boronda Adobe||
|Boronda Rd. and W. Laurel Dr.
||Salinas||Rare surviving rancho adobe of the Salinas Valley, built c. 1846 and associated with the influential Boronda family. Now the centerpiece of the Boronda Adobe History Center.|
|7||Frank LaVerne Buck House||
|581 Pine Ave.
||Pacific Grove||1904 Queen Anne house of Frank Buck (1849–1931), a local civic leader in the early 20th century. One of Pacific Grove's few intact large Victorian homes, associated with local architect Robert C. Gass and builder C.E. Hovey. Now a bed & breakfast.|
||Carmel||Exemplary church dating to 1793—though extensively reconstructed and renovated beginning in 1884—of a mission established by Junípero Serra in 1770. More properly called Mission San Carlos Borroméo del río Carmelo.|
|9||Carmel Valley Road-Boronda Road Eucalyptus Tree Row||
|Carmel Valley Rd. & Boronda Rd.
||Carmel Valley||Prominent and locally unusual streetside row of Eucalyptus globulus trees, planted sometime between 1874 and 1881 during the species' peak popularity in California for landscaping.|
|10||Castroville Japanese Language School||
|11199 Geil St.
||Castroville||1936 multi-purpose facility of a Japanese American farming community whose 1942 abandonment and 1944–45 use as a hostel symbolize the loss of civil rights at the beginning and end of Japanese American internment.|
|612 Central Ave.
||Pacific Grove||Hotel and cottage complex with four contributing properties, established in 1889 and expanded in 1892 and 1905, reflecting Pacific Grove's rapid development as a resort destination.|
|12||Community Church of Gonzales||
|301 4th St.
||Gonzales||One of Monterey County's oldest functioning churches, a prominent 1884 Carpenter Gothic church exemplifying a type common to late-19th-century small California towns.|
||King City||Prehistoric rock shelter covered with white, red, black, and ochre pictographs by Salinan people. Protected within Fort Hunter Liggett but generally off-limits.|
|14||Deetjen's Big Sur Inn||
|CA 1 N of Castro Cr.
||Big Sur||One of the first visitor accommodations on the Carmel-San Simeon Highway, whose rustic ambience shaped recreational development of the Big Sur. Nomination includes five original buildings constructed 1936–1941.|
|15||Dutton Hotel, Stagecoach Station||
|King City-Jolon Rd.
||Jolon||Ruins of an adobe inn established in 1849, a major stagecoach stop on El Camino Real and nucleus of the town of Jolon.|
|Lower Presidio Historic Park
||Monterey||Site of a 1792 Spanish fort and a prehistoric shell midden.|
|17||James W. Finch House||
|410 Monroe St.
||Monterey||One of the few intact examples of early American architecture in Monterey, built in 1870.|
|18||Fort Ord Station Veterinary Hospital||
|2872 5th Ave.
||Marina||One of the nation's last constructed and last surviving equestrian veterinary complexes of the U.S. Army, active 1941–46, symbolizing the final years of horse-dependent warfare. Now the Marina Equestrian Center.|
|19||Gabilan Lodge No. 372-Independent Order of Odd Fellows||
|117 Fourth St.
||Gonzales||1914 Independent Order of Odd Fellows hall, noted for its architectural and social prominence in Gonzales.|
|20||Jose Mario Gil Adobe||
|Hunter Liggett Military Reservation
||Jolon||1865 rancho adobe exemplifying the architecture and cattle ranching economy of the Salinas Valley prior to irrigation-dependent vegetable farming.|
|21||Gosby House Inn||
|643 Lighthouse Ave.
||Pacific Grove||1887 inn which evolved architecturally and commercially, from a vernacular boarding house serving a religious retreat to a Queen Anne hotel catering to vacationers. Still operating as a bed & breakfast.|
|22||Robinson Jeffers House||
|26304 Ocean View Ave.
||Carmel||Longtime home of poet Robinson Jeffers (1887–1962), featuring a granite masonry house and 40-foot (12 m) tower he largely hand built beginning in 1919. Now a non-profit historic attraction known as Tor House and Hawk Tower.|
|23||King City Joint Union High School Auditorium||
|N. Mildred Ave., northwest of the junction with Broadway St.
||King City||Prominent 1939 auditorium significant for its Streamline Modern design by architect Robert Stanton and ornamentation by sculptor Jo Mora.|
|24||Kirk Creek Campground||
||Lucia||The best preserved and documented archaeological site dating to the Middle Period of the Big Sur.|
|146 Central Ave.
||Salinas||One of four surviving examples of the Queen Anne houses that characterized Central Avenue in the 1890s.|
|464 Calle Principal
||Monterey||1835 house of American merchant Thomas O. Larkin, which combined Spanish Colonial adobe materials with New England frame construction to originate the Monterey Colonial architecture style. Now a house museum of Monterey State Historic Park.|
|27||Los Coches Rancho||
|1 mi (1.6 km) S of Soledad on U.S. 101
||Soledad||1841 adobe and outbuildings that served as a stagecoach stop on El Camino Real 1848–1880s. Also significant for its prehistoric and historic archaeological resources.|
|28||G. T. Marsh and Sons||
|599 Fremont St.
||Monterey||1927 Asian art gallery significant for its prominent and unique use of Sichuan-style Chinese architecture.|
|29||Josiah Merritt Adobe||
|386 Pacific St.
||Monterey||Adobe given a unique Greek Revival façade in the 1850s, when notable American settler Josiah Merritt—co-organizer and first judge of Monterey County—moved in. Now a boutique hotel.|
|S of King City
||King City||1930 ranch house designed by Julia Morgan in Mission Revival style for William Randolph Hearst's northern estate. Now a hotel and recreation facility within Fort Hunter Liggett known as The Hacienda.|
|31||Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad Historic District||
|36641 Fort Romie Rd.
|32||Monterey County Court House||
|240 Church Street
||Salinas||1937 courthouse significant as an example of WPA Moderne architecture and the collaboration of architect Robert Stanton and artist Jo Mora.|
|33||Monterey County Jail||
|142 W. Alisal St.
||Salinas||Jail where agricultural labor leader Cesar Chavez was incarcerated in December 1970, bringing major attention to the United Farm Workers movement,|
|34||Monterey Old Town Historic District||
|Boundary undetermined at this time
||Monterey||Several dozen buildings dating to Monterey's years as the Spanish and Mexican capital of Alta California and the major European stronghold on the West Coast. District includes Monterey State Historic Park.|
|35||Sheriff William Joseph Nesbitt House||
|66 Capitol St.
||Salinas||Rare surviving example of the vernacular houses common to California's latter-19th-century settlement, and home 1881–1933 of a notable local lawman.|
|1061 Majella Rd.
||Pebble Beach||1926 house—whose name means "Forget pain"—noted for its singular use of Mexican vernacular architecture and adherence to the community planning strictures of Pebble Beach.|
|37||Outlands in the Eighty Acres||
||Carmel-by-the-Sea||1925 Tudor Revival house also known as the Flanders Mansion, significant as a work of architect Henry Higby Gutterson and for its innovative construction with precast concrete blocks. Now preserved within Mission Trail Park.|
|38||Pacific Biological Laboratories||
|800 Cannery Row
||Monterey||1937 laboratory of marine biologist Ed Ricketts (1897–1948), friend and collaborator of author John Steinbeck and frequent host to Monterey's intelligentsia.|
|39||Lou Ellen Parmelee House||
|570 Archer St.
||Monterey||Monterey's leading residential example of high Queen Anne style, built in 1896, with finely crafted elements like interior plaster decoration.|
|40||Point Pinos Lighthouse||
|Asilomar Blvd. and Lighthouse Ave.
||Pacific Grove||The oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast, established in 1855. Open for tours.|
|41||Point Sur Light Station||
|Morro Rock on Point Sur, 0.5 mi (0.80 km) W of CA 1
||Big Sur||Lighthouse complex established in 1899, particularly noted for retaining all of its major original buildings and for its Romanesque Revival architecture. Now preserved within Point Sur State Historic Park.|
|29 Bishop St.
||Pajaro||Home 1874–1900 of John T. Porter, an influential local financier and benefactor of Chinese immigrants. Its 1895–99 remodelling is also significant as an early work of architect William Henry Weeks.|
|43||Joseph W. Post House||
||Big Sur||House dating to 1867 of one of the first American families to homestead the Big Sur coast, with a New England-style saltbox wing built in 1877. Now part of the Ventana Inn resort.|
|44||Rancho Las Palmas||
|S of Salinas at 200 River Rd.
||Salinas||1891 house of Hiram Corey, one of Monterey County's most successful stock farmers of the late 19th century. Also noted for its exemplary Queen Anne style in a rural setting.|
|45||Rancho San Lucas||
|1.75 miles (2.82 km) southwest of junction of Paris Valley Rd. and Rancho San Lucas entry road
||San Lucas||Monterey County's best preserved large ranch dating to a transition period between stock raising and cereal farming, with eight contributing properties built 1865–1888. Also associated with influential local entrepreneur Alberto Trescony (c. 1812–1892).|
|37 Soledad St.
||Salinas||Asian restaurant and banquet hall in operation 1942–1988, a rare surviving commercial building of the Salinas Chinatown.|
|47||Royal Presidio Chapel||
|550 Church St.
||Monterey||California's only surviving presidio chapel and Monterey's only surviving 18th-century building, dating to 1794. Also known as the Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo.|
|48||San Antonio de Padua Mission||
|NW of Jolon off Del Venturi Rd.
||Jolon||Third of the Spanish missions in California and one of the few to retain its rural character. Founded in 1771, with a church dating to 1810.|
|49||B. V. Sargent House||
|154 Central Ave.
||Salinas||1896 house exemplifying the early Modified Colonial style of architect William Henry Weeks.|
|50||Site Number 4 Mnt 85||
|51||John Steinbeck House||
|132 Central Ave.
||Salinas||Birthplace and family home of John Steinbeck (1902–1968), inhabited by the author off and on up to 1935. Also noted for its Queen Anne architecture. Now a restaurant and house museum.|
|Houston St. between Pearl and Webster Sts.
||Monterey||Boarding house called the French Hotel where Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson lived in autumn 1879, writing and courting his future wife. Now a museum property of Monterey State Historic Park.|
|San Carlos St., between 8th and 10th Sts.
||Carmel-by-the-Sea||Public school whose 1931 auditorium served as Carmel's primary artistic, civic, and social venue. Also noted for its Collegiate Gothic architecture.|
||Jolon||General store established in 1890, the only standing commercial building of Jolon, once a major community of southern Monterey County.|
|230 6th St.
||Pacific Grove||1893 house noted for its exemplary Queen Anne architecture and association with Dr. Oliver Smith Trimmer, who helped develop Pacific Grove as its long-serving first mayor.|
|Calle Principal at Decatur St.
||Monterey||Custom house built in stages 1827–1846, nominated as a leading example of Monterey Colonial architecture applied to a public building. Now a museum property of Monterey State Historic Park.|
|57||USS MACON (airship remains)||
||Big Sur||Nation's only documented remains of a rigid airship, which was launched in 1933 and sank after crash landing in 1935, contributing to the cancellation of the U.S. Navy's rigid airship program.|
|58||Mrs. Clinton Walker House||
|Scenic Rd. approx. 1/4 mi. SW. of Martin Way
|Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, 4 mi (6.4 km) S of Carmel
||Carmel||Cabin whose site may yield evidence of an early ethnic community established around 1850 by either Portuguese whalers or Chinese fishermen. Now a museum within Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.|
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