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

Larkin House

 
 
Larkin House Marker - South Face (with Larkin House in background) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 23, 2010
1. Larkin House Marker - South Face (with Larkin House in background)
Inscription.
Larkin
House

American Consulate 1844-1846.
Built in 1835 by
Thomas Oliver Larkin,
only consul in U.S. to California

Monterey History & Art Assn.
Courtesy Thomson J. Hudson
Memorial Fund

 
Erected by Monterey History and Art Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 36° 35.88′ N, 121° 53.765′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker is on Calle Principal near Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 464 Calle Principal, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quarters of General William Tecumseh Sherman (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Larkin House (a few steps from this marker); 19th Century Sailing Ship's Anchor (a few steps from this marker); House of Four Winds (within shouting distance of this marker); Chestnut Tree (within shouting
Larkin House Marker - North Face (with Sherman's Quarters in background) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 23, 2010
2. Larkin House Marker - North Face (with Sherman's Quarters in background)
distance of this marker); Casa Amesti (within shouting distance of this marker); Moon Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Juan Bautista Alvarado (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Also see . . .
1. Larkin House. The California Department of Parks and Recreation's history of the Larkin House. (Submitted on July 24, 2010.) 

2. Larkin House. Historic Monterey's history of the Larkin House. (Submitted on July 24, 2010.) 

3. House, 464 Calle Principal. The Historic American Building Survey record. Includes extensive notes. (Submitted on July 24, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Larkin House has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 23, 2010
3. Larkin House has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark
This marker is located in the Larkin House's garden.
Larkin House - pre-1900 image. Click for full size.
unknown, image courtesy of the Historic American Building Survey
4. Larkin House - pre-1900
From the HABS statement of architectural and historical significance: The Larkin House, built between 1834 and 1837, was Monterey's first recorded two-story adobe. The monument is significant as a record of the period of the Mexican capitol of Alta California, as well as the transitional period of development of Monterey as an American Community. It was the home of Thomas Oliver Larkin, the most important American residing in California during the late Mexican and early American periods.
The Larkin House in 1936 - image courtesy Historic American Buildings Survey image. Click for full size.
By Robert W. Kerrigan, May 13, 1936
5. The Larkin House in 1936 - image courtesy Historic American Buildings Survey
Note the marker in the left of the picture, of the same type (and probably text) of the current marker.
The Larkin House in 2010 image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 23, 2010
6. The Larkin House in 2010
The Larkin House is part of Monterey State Historic Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 871 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 24, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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