Salinas in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Steinbeck House
132 Central Avenue
—Salinas, California —
John Steinbeck was honored with the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for the "Grapes of Wrath" in 1940, and the Nobel prize in literature in 1962.
In 1973 the Valley Guild, a group of prominate women, purchased the house to preserve this literary landmark.
Erected 1995 by Monterey Viejo Chapter 1846 E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number N2098.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 36° 40.6′ N, 121° 39.555′ W. Marker is in Salinas, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Central Avenue near Stone Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 Central Avenue, Salinas CA 93901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance The Sargent House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Salinas Railway Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Baldwin Locomotive Class S – 10 Engine 1237 (approx. ¼ mile away); Southern Pacific Caboose # 726 (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Harvey House (approx. ¼ mile away); The Oldest Home in Salinas (approx. ¼ mile away); Bataan Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the First Salinas Library (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salinas.
Regarding The Steinbeck House. This site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 8, 2000.
Also see . . .
1. John Steinbeck. John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California. His native region of Monterey Bay was later the setting for most of his fiction. "We were poor people with a hell of a lot of land which made us think we were rich people," the author once recalled. Steinbeck's father was a county treasurer. From his mother, a teacher, Steinbeck learned to love books. (Submitted on December 4, 2009.)
2. National Steinbeck Center. The National Steinbeck Center website offers links to information on the house and John Steinbeck. (Submitted on December 4, 2009.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Buildings •
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