The Dana Adobe or Casa de Dana is a historic building in Nipomo, California. It was the home of Boston sea captain William Dana, who in 1837 was granted the 37, captain Dana hosted figures such as Henry Tefft and John C. Fremont in his Nipomo home, which served as an important exchange point on Californias first official mail route between Monterey and Los Angeles. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the entire Rancho Nipomo is listed as a California Historical Landmark. History of San Luis Obispo County, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men, friends of the Adobes, San Miguel, CA
Myron Angel House
The Myron Angel House is a historic house located at 714 Buchon St. in San Luis Obispo, California. Built circa 1880, the house has a design which does not follow a particular architectural style. The two-story wood frame house has redwood siding, a gable roof. The house was the home of Myron Angel, the figure in the establishment of California Polytechnic State University. In addition to his activism, Angel was an influential journalist. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 22,1982
Hearst Castle is a National Historic Landmark and California Historical Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of California, United States. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan, between 1919 and 1947, as a residence for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951, in 1954 it became a California State Park. The site was opened to visitors in 1958, since that time it has been operated as the Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument where the estate, and its considerable collection of art and antiques, is open for public tours. Despite its location far from any urban center, the site attracts millions of travelers each year, Hearst formally named the estate La Cuesta Encantada, but usually called it the ranch. Hearst Castle and grounds are sometimes referred to as San Simeon without distinguishing between the Hearst property and the adjacent unincorporated area of the same name. Invitations to Hearst Castle were highly coveted during its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s, the Hollywood and political elite often visited, usually flying into the estates airfield or taking a private Hearst-owned train car from Los Angeles.
While guests were expected to attend the formal dinners each evening, since the Ranch had so many facilities, guests were rarely at a loss for things to do. The estates theater usually screened films from Hearsts own movie studio, Hearst Castle was the inspiration for the Xanadu mansion of the 1941 Orson Welles film Citizen Kane, a fictionalization of William Randolph Hearsts career. Hearst Castle was not used as a location for the film, commercial filming is rare at Hearst Castle and most requests are turned down. U. Y. One condition of the Hearst Corporations donation of the estate was that the Hearst family would be allowed to use it when they wished. Patty Hearst, a granddaughter of William Randolph, related that as a child, the house is screened from tourist routes by a dense grove of eucalyptus to provide maximum privacy for the guests. In 2001, Patty Hearst hosted a Travel Channel show on the estate, Hearst Castle joined the National Register of Historic Places on June 22,1972 and became a United States National Historic Landmark on May 11,1976.
Hearst Castle was included as one of Americas 10 Amazing Castles by Forbes Travel. com, the estate itself is five miles inland atop a hill of the Santa Lucia Range at an altitude of 1,600 feet. The region is sparsely populated because the Santa Lucia Range abuts the Pacific Ocean, the surrounding countryside visible from the mansion remains largely undeveloped. Its entrance is approximately five miles north of Hearst San Simeon State Park, Hearst Castle was built on Rancho Piedra Blanca that William Randolph Hearsts father, George Hearst, originally purchased in 1865. The younger Hearst grew fond of this site over many childhood family camping trips and he inherited the ranch, which had grown to 250,000 acres and 14 miles of coastline, from his mother Phoebe Hearst in 1919. The Hearst Castle area has a mediterranean climate that is moderated by its relative proximity to the Pacific coastline. Hearst first approached American architect Julia Morgan with ideas for a new project in April 1915, I get tired of going up there and camping in tents
John Price House
The John Price House, known as the Price Anniversary House, is a historic house in Pismo Beach, California. Built from 1893 to 1894 for city founder John Michael Price, the two-story house was designed in a vernacular style. The houses design exhibits Victorian influences and includes a roof which originally had ornamental cresting, a porch with decorative woodwork. Price, who had purchased the site in 1852, built the house as an anniversary present for his wife. Price lived in the house until his 1902 death, the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 3,1988
The Rios-Caledonia Adobe is a California Historical Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a dwelling built in 1835, located in San Miguel, California. In 1846, when the property was sold by Governor Pio Pico and William Reed purchased the mission. The original building was made of adobe, had a roof of hand-made tiles, the Rios family used the home as a residence until Warran C. Rickard purchased it from the state on a possessory claim, from 1868 until 1886, George Butchart operated the building as the Caledonia Inn, a stagecoach stop and tavern on El Camino Real. The arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad in San Miguel put an end to the Inn, in 1887, it served briefly as an elementary school. After that, it was used for businesses and again as a home from 1895 to 1910 for various families. Charles Dorries purchased the property with 6 acres of land in 1923, Dorries built the gift shop in a similar style in 1938 specifically to serve visitors. By 1964 it had fallen into disrepair, the County of San Luis Obispo purchased the adobe in 1964.
In 1968, the Friends of the Adobes formed to preserve, major restoration work completed in 1972, and the building was formally dedicated. A museum and gift shop opened in June 1978, opening the adobe for tours, the site is now operated as a county park. Rios-Caledonia Adobe - official site Early History of the California Coast, a National Park Service Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary
Nitt Witt Ridge
Nitt Witt Ridge is a house on two and a half acres in Cambria, United States. Artist/recluse Arthur Art Harold Beal bought his hillside lot in 1928 and spent most of the next 50 years carving out the terraces with only a pick and shovel, Arthur Harold Beal is known as Der Tinkerpaw or Captain Nitt Witt. Some parts are reportedly remnants from Hearst Castle where he worked for a time. Other common building materials are beer cans, abalone shells, there are washer drums, car rims, car parts, and old stoves. After Art died in 1992 at the age of 96, his ashes were spread around his favorite tree on Nitt Witt Ridge. The house still is full of knick-knacks and architectural uniqueness, despite the deterioration, in 1999 Michael and Stacey OMalley became the owners of Nitt Witt Ridge. They have repaired some of the house and cleaned up the gardens and their enthusiasm for Nitt Witt Ridge is apparent in Michaels guided tours of the property. Tours are available at times and include a four-minute video.
A $10/person donation is requested at the end of the tour, Nitt Witt Ridge is California Historical Landmark No.939. It is considered a landmark, in connection with the Twentieth Century Folk Art Environments. A blend of materials and contemporary elements, impressive in its sheer mass and meticulous placement, it is a revealing memorial to Arts cosmic humor. California Registered Historical Landmark No.939, antoni Gaudí, a Catalan architect with a similar style, particularly La Sagrada Família in Barcelona. Sabato Simon Rodia constructed towers of wire and fragments of tile and china, baldasare Forestiere, another Italian immigrant in California born the same year as Rodia who built the Forestiere Underground Gardens, in Fresno. Hermit House, a residence located in Herzliya, Israel with intricate mosaics entirely constructed by one man over thirty years. Mystery Castle, a house in Phoenix, Arizona built in the 1930s in a similar style, rubel Castle, a house in Glendora, California constructed in a similar style.
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Robert Jack House
The Robert Jack House, at 536 Marsh St. in San Luis Obispo, California, is a two-story Italianate-style historic house. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992, the listing included two contributing buildings. The Jack House is now owned by the City of San Luis Obispo, volunteer docents offer guided tours on Sundays from April through November, and the house is open for holiday celebrations and special events. The house was built by, and was a home of, Robert Edgar Jack, the house was deemed significant for its association with Jack. Jack lived there from 1882 until his death, Jack, as a banker and a leading citizen, was quite involved in promoting the development of railroad through the central coast, and benefited economically from the railroad. The house is perhaps of significance architecturally as a good example of Italianate architecture. Media related to Robert Jack House at Wikimedia Commons Jack House - City of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation