Monterey Mexican Era Heritage Buildings Photos

Monterey, CA is noted for its large number of adobe structures dating from when the town was the capital of Mexican California.

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Custom House when Monterey was capital of Mexican California until American Marines under Commodore Sloat took California in 1846. Monterey, CA.Custom House. Monterey, CA.Custom House with ox cart. Monterey, CA.Custom House with ox cart. Monterey, CA.
Custom House (1827) when Monterey was capital of Mexican California until American Marines under Commodore Sloat took California in 1846 (on Custom House Plaza). Monterey, CA. On National Register.Custom House. Monterey, CA.Custom House with ox cart. Monterey, CA.Custom House with ox cart. Monterey, CA.
Fountain on Custom House Plaza. Monterey, CA.Pacific House now Monterey Museum of the American Indian. Monterey, CA.Pacific House details of Monterey-style architecture. Monterey, CA.Pacific House portal detail. Monterey, CA.
Fountain on Custom House Plaza. Monterey, CA.Pacific House (1847) now Monterey Museum of the American Indian (on Custom House Plaza). Monterey, CA.Pacific House details of Monterey-style architecture. Monterey, CA.Pacific House portal detail. Monterey, CA.
Stevenson House where author Robert Louis Stevenson lived in 1879. Monterey, CA.Stevenson House [aka French hotel]. Monterey, CA.Cooper-Molera Adobe by Captain John Rogers Cooper. Monterey, CA.Cooper-Molera Adobe front door & shutters. Monterey, CA.
Stevenson House (late 1830s) where author Robert Louis Stevenson lived in 1879 (on Houston St. near Pearl). Monterey, CA. On National Register.Stevenson House [aka French hotel]. Monterey, CA.Cooper-Molera Adobe (1831-2) by Captain John Rogers Cooper (Munras & Polk Sts.). Monterey, CA.Cooper-Molera Adobe front door & shutters. Monterey, CA.
Cooper-Molera Adobe overview. Monterey, CA.Casa del Oro served as gold depository & private house. Monterey, CA.California's First Theatre by Jack Swan also served as boarding house for sailors. Monterey, CA.California's First Theatre entrance detail. Monterey, CA.
Cooper-Molera Adobe overview. Monterey, CA.Casa del Oro (1845) served as gold depository & private house (Scott & Olivier Sts.). Monterey, CA.California's First Theatre (c1840s) by Jack Swan also served as boarding house for sailors (on Pacific at Scott St.). Monterey, CA.California's First Theatre entrance detail. Monterey, CA.
California's First Theatre entrance & performance wing. Monterey, CA.Casa Soberanes, built late Mexican period by Don Jose Rafael Estrada. Monterey, CA.Casa Soberanes garden details. Monterey, CA.Succulent in garden of Casa Soberanes. Monterey, CA.
California's First Theatre entrance & performance wing. Monterey, CA.Casa Soberanes, built late Mexican period (c1840s) by Don Jose Rafael Estrada (on Soberanes near Pacific St.). Monterey, CA.Casa Soberanes garden details. Monterey, CA.Succulent in garden of Casa Soberanes. Monterey, CA.
Casa Don Florencio Serrano, Alcalde of old Monterey. Monterey, CA.Underwood-Brown adobe now city executive offices. Monterey, CA.Porch of Underwood-Brown adobe. Monterey, CA.Tiburcio Vasquez adobe. Monterey, CA.
Casa Don Florencio Serrano, Alcalde of old Monterey (pre 1847) (on Pacific south of Franklin). Monterey, CA.Underwood-Brown adobe (1843) now city executive offices (on Madison at Pacific Sts.). Monterey, CA.Porch of Underwood-Brown adobe. Monterey, CA.Tiburcio Vasquez adobe (on Dutra opposite Colton Hall). Monterey, CA.
Casa Joaquin de la Torre, Alcalde of old Monterey. Monterey, CA.Casa Joaquin de la Torre entrance. Monterey, CA.Lara-Soto Adobe. Monterey, CA.Cactus at Lara-Soto Adobe. Monterey, CA.
Casa Joaquin de la Torre, Alcalde of old Monterey (pre 1847) (on Pierce at Jefferson Sts.). Monterey, CA.Casa Joaquin de la Torre entrance. Monterey, CA.Lara-Soto Adobe (pre 1847) (on Pierce north of Jefferson St.). Monterey, CA.Cactus at Lara-Soto Adobe. Monterey, CA.
Thomas Oliver Larkin Adobe House served as American Consulate & is prototype of Monterey-style architecture. Monterey, CA.Adobe house later used as Quarters by Lieutenant William Tecumseh Sherman during occupation of 1847. Monterey, CA.William T. Sherman Adobe quarters. Monterey, CA.Casa Joaquin Gutierrez now Thomas Kinkaix Museum & Cultural Center. Monterey, CA.
Thomas Oliver Larkin Adobe House (1835) served as American Consulate (1844-6) & is prototype of Monterey-style architecture (464 Main St. at Jefferson). Monterey, CA. On National Register.Adobe house (late 1830s) later used as Quarters by Lieutenant (later Civil War General) William Tecumseh Sherman during occupation of 1847 (on Main beside Larkin House). Monterey, CA.William T. Sherman Adobe quarters. Monterey, CA.Casa Joaquin Gutierrez (pre 1847) now Thomas Kinkaix Museum & Cultural Center (on Main at Hartwell). Monterey, CA.
Dr. James Stokes adobe. Monterey, CA.Front door of Stokes adobe. Monterey, CA.Gabriel de la Torre adobe , thought to be the first U.S. Federal Court in Monterey. Monterey, CA.Torre adobe full view. Monterey, CA.
Dr. James Stokes adobe (c late 1840s) (Hartwell & Main Sts.). Monterey, CA.Front door of Stokes adobe. Monterey, CA.Gabriel de la Torre adobe (pre 1847), thought to be the first U.S. Federal Court in Monterey (on Polk at Hartwell). Monterey, CA.Torre adobe full view. Monterey, CA.
Don Jose Amesti house. Monterey, CA.Casa Amesti with sculpted trees. Monterey, CA.Don Juan Bautista Alvarado house, Mexican Governor of California. Monterey, CA.Casa Dona Maria Ignacia Sanchez. Monterey, CA.
Don Jose Amesti house (c1850) (on Polk near Hartwell). Monterey, CA.Casa Amesti with sculpted trees. Monterey, CA.Don Juan Bautista Alvarado house, Mexican Governor of California (1836-42) (Dutra & Jefferson Sts.). Monterey, CA.Casa Dona Maria Ignacia Sanchez (pre 1847) (on Alvarado St.). Monterey, CA.

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