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Larkin House

Monterey, California
County of Monterey.
510 Calle Principal
National Register Number: 66000215
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: CA-17 Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: House Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 19, 1960):
Completed in 1837, this structure marks a turning point in the development of California adobe buildings and is acknowledged as the prototype for the Monterey Colonial style. Thomas O. Larkin, originally from New England, used a familiar Massachusetts model as the basis for its design: a timber frame supports the upper story, permiting a lighter shell of adobe blocks and a greater freedom in fenestration than would be possible where the adobe material predominates structurally.

Condition:
The Larkin House is in good condition currently. There are several ongoing maintenance and repair needs for the building.

The collections housed within the Larkin House will soon be undergoing a rehabilitation study and treatment plan, funded by a local grant-making body.


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