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

Cooper-Molera Adobe

 
 
Cooper-Molera Adobe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
1. Cooper-Molera Adobe Marker
Inscription. Behind these adobe walls, you will meet the John Rogers Cooper Family, who witnessed the changes in Monterey from its days as a capitol of Mexican California through statehood in 1850. Captain Cooper was from New England, immigrated to California and married into a Mexican family. As a ship captain Cooper traveled extensively trading in hides, tallow, general merchandise and sea otter pelts.

This property belongs to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is a National Trust Historic Site. In the 1980s, California State Parks restored the building and now operate the 2 ½ acre complex. Learn more by taking a guided tour, viewing the displays in the visitor center and by visiting the Cooper Museum Store.

(Seals of the City of Monterey, National Trust for Historic Preservation and California State Parks.)
 
Erected by National Trust for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 36° 35.843′ N, 121° 53.684′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker is on Munras Avenue south of Pearl Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 502 Munras Avenue, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Cooper-Molera Adobe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
2. Cooper-Molera Adobe Marker
The marker is behind the small bush.
distance of this marker. Jules Simoneau Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Simoneauís Restaurant (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Juan Bautista Alvarado (within shouting distance of this marker); Casa Amesti (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Newspaper in California (about 300 feet away); The Stevenson House (about 400 feet away); Robert Louis Stevenson House (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Stevenson House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cooper-Molera Adobe - Historic Monterey. The Cooper-Molera Adobe tells the story of the Cooper family, who built it over three generations. It was begun by John Rogers Cooper, a New Englander who immigrated to California and married into a prominent Mexican family, the Moleras. (Submitted on February 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Cooper-Molera Adobe - Monterey County Historical Society. Located in Monterey, California, the Cooper-Molera Adobe depicts mid-1800s life in California through a three-acre complex of main house and farm buildings, with living history demonstrations, farm animals and historic gardens. (Submitted on February 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Cooper-Molera Adobe image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
3. Cooper-Molera Adobe
Built in 1827 by John Cooper, and Encarnacion Vallejo, their grand-daughter, Frances Molera, donated the house, store, barns and grounds to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1968.
Stevenson House * Up Munras and left
Cast Amesti * Across Street on Polk
Cell Phone Tour (831) 998-9458 enter 408
Cooper-Molera Adobe Complex image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 25, 2013
4. Cooper-Molera Adobe Complex
Cooper-Molera Adobe Complex image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 25, 2013
5. Cooper-Molera Adobe Complex
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By Barry Swackhamer, February 25, 2013
6. Cooper-Molera Adobe Complex
Cooper-Molera Adobe Complex image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 25, 2013
7. Cooper-Molera Adobe Complex
Cooper-Molera Adobe Complex image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 25, 2013
8. Cooper-Molera Adobe Complex
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By Barry Swackhamer, February 25, 2013
9. Cooper-Molera Adobe Complex
Cooper-Molera Adobe Complex image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 25, 2013
10. Cooper-Molera Adobe Complex
Cooper-Molera Complex Courtyard image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
11. Cooper-Molera Complex Courtyard
Cooper-Molera Complex Barns image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
12. Cooper-Molera Complex Barns
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on February 26, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   11, 12. submitted on February 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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