Monterey California Era Heritage Buildings Photos

Monterey, CA was Mexican territory until the U.S. Marines landed in 1846. After that time the buildings changed from adobe built in Monterey style to wooded & brick styles popular in the United States.

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First brick house built by Dickinson family of local brick. Monterey, CA.Whaling Station built by David Wight & served as headquarters of Old Monterey Whaling Company. Monterey, CA.Back garden of Whaling Station. Monterey, CA.Garden detail of Whaling Station. Monterey, CA.
First brick house (1847) built by Dickinson family of local brick (on Decatur St.). Monterey, CA.Whaling Station built (1847) by David Wight & served as headquarters of Old Monterey Whaling Company (1855-85) (on Decatur St.). Monterey, CA.Back garden of Whaling Station. Monterey, CA.Garden detail of Whaling Station. Monterey, CA.
Colton Hall where California's constitution was created. Monterey, CA.Colton Hall grounds. Monterey, CA.Bronze seal of the state of California on Colton Hall grounds. Monterey, CA.Sculpture of California grizzly bears by Kris Swanson at Colton Hall. Monterey, CA.
Colton Hall (1849) where California's constitution was created (on Pacific between Jefferson & Madison). Monterey, CA.Colton Hall grounds. Monterey, CA.Bronze seal of the state of California on Colton Hall grounds. Monterey, CA.Sculpture of California grizzly bears by Kris Swanson at Colton Hall. Monterey, CA.
Gordon House , an early milled lumber house using lumber from Australia, now city offices. Monterey, CA.Adobe house of Josiah Merritt, first judge of Monterey County. Monterey, CA.Francis Doud House of early America period after 1850s. Monterey, CA.House Francis Doud Sergeant of Arms for California Constitutional Convention of 1849. Monterey, CA.
Gordon House (c1850s), an early milled lumber house using lumber from Australia, now city offices (526 Pierce opposite Colton Hall). Monterey, CA.Adobe house (1860s) of Josiah Merritt, first judge of Monterey County (386 Pacific near Franklin). Monterey, CA. On National Register.Francis Doud House of early America period after 1850s (on Van Buren at Jackson St.). Monterey, CA.House Francis Doud Sergeant of Arms for California Constitutional Convention of 1849. Monterey, CA.
First Protestant Church now Mayo Hayes O'Donell Library. Monterey, CA.Monterey Hotel former Greene building. Monterey, CA.Former A.R. Underwood building. Monterey, CA.Golden State Theatre. Monterey, CA.
First Protestant Church (1876) now Mayo Hayes O'Donell Library. Monterey, CA.Monterey Hotel former Greene building (1904). Monterey, CA.Former A.R. Underwood building (1919). Monterey, CA.Golden State Theatre (1926). Monterey, CA. Architect: Reid & Reid.
Golden State Theatre facade detail. Monterey, CA.Monterey Museum of Art with sculpture Parenthesis by Norma Lewis. Monterey, CA.

Golden State Theatre facade detail. Monterey, CA.Monterey Museum of Art with sculpture Parenthesis (1992) by Norma Lewis. Monterey, CA.


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