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First Theater in California
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Monterey City Historical Markers

Map of California State Historical Marker Locations in the City of Monterey

Monterey City Historical Markers

Monterey Historic Homes & Houses
Custom House
Commodore John Drake Sloat raised the American flag over this building on July 7, 1846 to signal the passing of California from Mexican to American ru... [click for more]

House Of Four Winds
In the late 1830s, Thomas Oliver Larkin built the House of Four Winds, named for the weather vane in his garden. Tradition says the building was used ... [click for more]

House of Governor Alvarado
A native of Monterey, Alvarado served as Governor of Mexican California from December 20, 1836 to December 20, 1842. During his administration the inc... [click for more]

Larkin House
The adobe-and-wood Larkin House was built in 1835 by Thomas Oliver Larkin, a Yankee merchant who came to California in April 1832. Since Larkin was th... [click for more]

Old Pacific House
Originally built as a hotel between 1835 and 1847 by James McKinley, the building was known as the Pacific House in 1850, when it housed a public tave... [click for more]

Robert Louis Stevenson House
In this house in 1879 lived Robert Louis Stevenson, essayist, storyteller, and poet whose contribution to literature delighted the world. ... [click for more]

Vásquez House
This adobe house was occupied by a sister of Tiburcio Vásquez, the colorful Monterey bandit of the 1870s. ... [click for more]

Monterey General Interest
Casa de Oro
In the 1850s this building was a general merchandise store operated by Joseph Boston & Co. In later years it was called Casa de Oro because of the... [click for more]

Colton Hall
In this building met the convention that drafted the Constitution under which California was admitted to statehood on September 9, 1850. Robert Semple... [click for more]

First Theater in California
This building was built about 1844 as a sailor's lodging house by Jack Swan. In 1848 it was commandeered by a group of mustered-out soldiers of Colone... [click for more]

Gutiérrez Adobe
In 1841 the municipality of Monterey granted a lot to Joaquín Gutiérrez where he and his wife, Josefa, built an adobe home. The house ha... [click for more]

Landing Place of Sebastian Vizcaino and Fray Junipero Serra
Having entered the harbor the previous evening with his three small vessels, Sebastian Vizcaino landed here on December 17, 1602. Mass was sung by thr... [click for more]

Soberanes Adobe
Don José Estrada, who built this adobe in 1830, sold the property to Don Feliciano Soberanes. The adobe was the home of the Soberanes family fr... [click for more]