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

Thomas Cole House

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
1. Thomas Cole House Marker
Inscription. Thomas Cole, an English sawyer, built this home for his family in 1856. Used over time as a dwelling house, it became the headquarters for the local Nationalist Chinese Political Party in the early 1940ís.
 
Erected by Monterey History & Art Association.
 
Location. 36° 36.156′ N, 121° 53.681′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker is on Olivier Street. Touch for map. Olivier Street is closed to vehicular traffic, foot traffic only. Marker is at or near this postal address: 198 Olivier Street, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Duarte's Store (here, next to this marker); Earthquake Bell (a few steps from this marker); John “Bricky” Crivello (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Don Gaspar de Portola (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monterey Custom House (about 400 feet away); Custom House (about 400 feet away); Monterey Customhouse (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Custom House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Monterey - Thomas Cole House. This
Thomas Cole House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
2. Thomas Cole House and Marker
two-story building was constructed by Thomas Cole in 1856 for his family. It features an upper-floor balcony that must once have allowed residents to peer over the walls that form the Memory Garden behind Pacific House. It became a boarding house, and many years later served as the headquarters for the local National Chinese Political Party in the early 1940s.
(Submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 
 
Categories. Asian AmericansNotable Buildings
 
Thomas Cole House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
3. Thomas Cole House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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