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Malibu in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Adamson House

 
 
Adamson House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, September 2, 2022
1. Adamson House Marker
Inscription.  Designed by Stiles O. Clements in 1929, this Spanish Colonial Revival home contains the best surviving examples of decorative ceramic tile produced by Malibu Potteries. During its short existence from 1926 to 1932, Malibu Potteries made an outstanding contribution to ceramic art in California through its development and production of a wide range of artistic and colorful decorative tile. The home was built for Merritt Huntley Adamson and Rhoda Rindge Adamson, daughter of Frederick Hastings Rindge and May Knight Rindge, last owners of the Rancho Malibu Spanish grant.
 
Erected 1989 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Malibu Historical Society and the Malibu Lagoon Museum. (Marker Number 966.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
 
Location. 34° 2.062′ N, 118° 40.783′ W. Marker is in Malibu, California, in
Adamson House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, February 22, 2014
2. Adamson House Marker
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Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Pacific Coast Highway (State Highway 1), on the right when traveling south. The marker is on the grounds of the Adamson House State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu CA 90265, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo (a few steps from this marker); Malibu Potteries (within shouting distance of this marker); Mulholland Scenic Corridor (approx. 4½ miles away); King Gillette Ranch (approx. 5 miles away); Century Ranch (approx. 5.2 miles away); M*A*S*H (approx. 5.7 miles away); Calabasas Schoolhouse Bell (approx. 7 miles away); Paramount Ranch (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Malibu.
 
Also see . . .
1. Merritt Huntley Adamson (1888 - 1949) - Find A Grave Memorial. Grave site at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Ca. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 

2. Rhoda Rindge Adamson (1893 - 1962) - Find A Grave Memorial. Grave site at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Ca. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 

3. Stiles O. Clements (1883 - 1966) - Find A Grave Memorial. Architect of the house. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
National Register of Historic Places image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, September 2, 2022
3. National Register of Historic Places
Entrance to Adamson House State Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, October 29, 2007
4. Entrance to Adamson House State Park
Adamson House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, October 29, 2007
5. Adamson House
Adamson House State Park Sign at the Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, October 29, 2007
6. Adamson House State Park Sign at the Entrance
Adamson House Grounds image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, October 29, 2007
7. Adamson House Grounds
Adamson House Pool image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, October 29, 2007
8. Adamson House Pool
Adamson House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, October 29, 2007
9. Adamson House
Malibu Pottery Tiles image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, October 29, 2007
10. Malibu Pottery Tiles
Welcome to the Adamson House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, October 29, 2007
11. Welcome to the Adamson House
This historic site, known as the Adamson House, provides a unique opportunity for visitors to experience the cultural heritage of Malibu. On the grounds and in the house, tiles from the Malibu Potteries have been uniquely displayed and preserved in their original state. The California Department of Parks and Recreation invites you to join volunteers in the museum for a guided tour of the house or to take a self-guided tour of the grounds. Please follow the driveway to the courtyard.
Adamson House Interpretive Panel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, October 29, 2007
12. Adamson House Interpretive Panel
This parcel of land was a gift from Mrs. Adamson's mother, May K. Rindge. The house was completed in 1930 as the Adamson's summer cottage but became the family's primary residence in 1936. The Adamson House was designed by architect Stiles Clements. The style is Spanish Colonial Revival, with Moorish and other cultural influences. The house and grounds were purchased by the State of California in 1968.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 734 times since then and 58 times this year. Last updated on June 6, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on December 17, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   2. submitted on June 22, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   3. submitted on September 9, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 7, 2022