Half Moon Bay in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The James Johnston House
In recognition of its preservation for future generations by the Johnston House Foundation, Inc., the Spanishtown Historical Society, and the City of Half Moon Bay, this plaque was dedicated on May 14, 1976 by the American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of San Mateo County.
"When it was new, the house was painted white. Known as the 'White House,' it was doubtless a striking sight, especially
from the White House of Half Moon Bay, by Malcolm Watkins.
Erected 1976 by American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of San Mateo County.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration marker series.
Location. 37° 27.061′ N, 122° 25.432′ W. Marker is in Half Moon Bay, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is on Higgins Purisima Road near Cabrillo Highway (California Highway 1). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Half Moon Bay CA 94019, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Debenedetti Building (approx. one mile away); "The Determination of One Man" (approx. one mile away); First Concrete Bridge Erected in San Mateo Co (approx. 1.1 miles away); Miramar Beach Restaurant (approx. 3.8 miles away); Granada's Burnham Plan (approx. 4.3 miles away); Ocean Shore R.R. and Granada In Memorial to the Commercial Fisherman Lost at Sea (approx. 4.8 miles away); A Monument to Water (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Half Moon Bay.
Regarding The James Johnston House. This site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 9, 1973.
Also see . . .
1. History of the Johnston House. Following is a short history of the family and the House from 1853 to 1965. In 1962 the house was seen and photographed by Malcolm and Joan Watkins of the Smithsonian Institution, who inspired the restoration. (Submitted on December 14, 2009.)
2. The White House of Half Moon Bay. The James Johnston's Homestead (Submitted on December 14, 2009.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings •
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