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Griffin Plaza

 
 
Griffin Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
1. Griffin Plaza Marker
Inscription.  Honoring Allen Griffin, 1893-1981, founder and publisher of the Monterey Peninsula Herald for his outstanding contributions to the City of Monterey.

Allen Griffin was the vital force in founding the History and Art Association, the Community Foundation for Monterey County, and Monterey Peninsula College.

He used his editorial skills and influence to preserve Monterey’s historic adobes, to advocate beautiful architecture and landscaping, to promote education, and to improve race relations, among many other accomplishments.

The Herald was published in the adjacent chalkrock building from 1927 until 1953.
 
Erected 2001.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
 
Location. 36° 35.878′ N, 121° 53.589′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker is at the intersection of Pearl Street and Washington Street on Pearl Street. This marker is locate at Griffin Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 Pearl Street, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Stevenson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Louis Stevenson House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Stevenson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sherman Rose Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Corning Winslow Black Studio (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Estrada Adobe (about 300 feet away); Casa Abrego (about 400 feet away); First Newspaper in California (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Griffin Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
2. Griffin Plaza Marker
The building the <i>Monterey Peninsula Herald</i> was published in. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
3. The building the Monterey Peninsula Herald was published in.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 1, 2023