Robinson Jeffers House

Also known as: Tor House
26304 Ocean View Ave., Carmel, California

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Description 

Tor House was the home of the significant 20th-century American poet, Robinson Jeffers (1889-1962). The buildings were constructed between 1919 and 1962, with much of the masonry work being done by Jeffers. The buildings have remained virtually unchanged since his death. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS CA-138)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 10, 1975
Reference number
75000444
NR name
Jeffers, Robinson, House
Areas of significance
Art; Literature; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1919; 1962
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2

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