Larkin House

464 Calle Principale, Monterey, California

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Larkin House

1. Historic American Buildings Survey Taken Before 1900 VIEW FROM NORTH EAST SHOWING JACOB LEESE HOUSE

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

The Larkin House, built between 1834 and 1837, was Monterey's first recorded two-story adobe. The monument is significant as a record of the period of the Mexican capitol of Alta California, as well as the transitional period of development in Monterey as an American community. It was the home of Thomas Oliver Larkin, the most important American residing in California during the late Mexican and Early American periods. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS CA-128)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000215
Architectural styles
Colonial; Other architectural type; Monterey Colonial
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant year
1835
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1

Update Log 

  • October 9, 2012: Updated by Jim Allen: Refined coordinates

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