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Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The California Riviera

Historic Cannery Row

 
 
The California Riviera Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2012
1. The California Riviera Marker
[Photograph captions]
[Top]
Hand-colored photograph courtesy of the Monterey Public Library, California History Room

[Middle]
Photograph courtesy of Pat Hathaway, California Views

[Bottom]
Photograph courtesy of the Monterey Public Library, California History Room.
Inscription. From 1901 to 1941, much of the eastern portion of Cannery Row’s coastline was occupied by a single estate, Casa de Las Olas, which stretched 1,000 feet along Monterey Bay (top). San Francisco financier Hugh Tevis had it built in 1901 as a wedding present for his bride, Cornelia Baxter. Architect Albert Farr was the designer, and the house had both indoor plumbing and electric lights. Hugh Tevis died on is honeymoon and never occupied the property.

Monterey land baron David Jacks bought Casa de Las Olas after Hugh Tevis, passed away, but soon sold it to Montana millionaire James A. Murray. The Murray family, some of whom are seen here setting out for a Sunday drive circa 1912 (middle), renamed the estate Hacienda Grande and occupied the home for about 36 years.

In 1900, when construction of the Tevis place began, the local press conjectured that “Monterey may yet become the Newport of the Pacific Coast” (bottom). However, the silver harvest of sardines was about to begin and with it, the creation of Cannery Row, whose “stink” became the smell of prosperity. The San Carlos Canning Company bought the Tevis-Murray estate in 1941 and tore it down to build a new cannery in 1944.
 
Location. 36° 36.703′ N, 121° 53.858′ 
The California Riviera Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2012
2. The California Riviera Marker
W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker is on Cannery Row. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Cannery Row, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward Ricketts (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cannery Divers Memorial (about 600 feet away); Trains and Canneries (about 700 feet away); Hurray for Hollywood (about 700 feet away); Associated Oil Fire – 1924 (about 700 feet away); Monterey Breakwater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Canning Processes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monterey’s First Fishermen (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Monterey.
 
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Cannery Row image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2012
3. Cannery Row
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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