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

Presidio of Monterey Museum

 
 
Presidio of Monterey Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
1. Presidio of Monterey Museum Marker
Inscription.  Most of the wooden buildings on Presidio Hill below the Defense Language Institute complex were constructed from 1902 to 1906 by the 15th Infantry under the direction of Army Captain E.H. Plummer. The museum building was originally the post’s magazine for the storage of ammunition and was constructed of corrugated metal. A plaster facade was added when the museum moved into this structure in 1967. This remodelling (sic) added a quality of colonial Monterey architecture to the building. The interior still contains the original wall cabinets for rifle-storage, now glassed over to serve as display cases. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts or Castles.
 
Location. 36° 36.396′ N, 121° 53.812′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker is on Corporal Ewing Road. This marker is located in the Presidio de Monterey to the west of Corporal Ewing Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monterey CA 93944, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sloat Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); El Castillo de Monterey
Presidio of Monterey Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
2. Presidio of Monterey Museum Marker
(about 400 feet away); The Argentine Navy (about 400 feet away); Fort Mervine (about 400 feet away); Here ... landed Very Rev. Father Junipero Serra (about 500 feet away); El Castillo Site (about 500 feet away); Don Gaspar de Portolá (approx. 0.2 miles away); 400th Anniversary of the Naming of Monterey Bay by Gen. Sebastián Vizcaíno (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Regarding Presidio of Monterey Museum. The hours for the Presidio of Monterey Museum are:
Monday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day
 
Diagram of historic sites at the Presidio de Monterey image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
3. Diagram of historic sites at the Presidio de Monterey
Will the cell phone replace historic markers?
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 664 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 8, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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