Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Stevenson House
The house was donated to the state in 1941 by Mrs. Celia Tobin Clark and Mrs. Edith Van Antwerp as a memorial to Robert Louis Stevenson.
Today the building holds one of the world’s most important collections of Stevenson’s personal belongings.
Erected by Monterey State Historic Park.
Location. 36° 35.845′ N, 121° 53.603′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker is on Houston Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 530 Houston Street, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Louis Stevenson House (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Stevenson House (a few steps from this marker); Sherman Rose Inn First Newspaper in California (within shouting distance of this marker); Griffin Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Corning Winslow Black Studio (within shouting distance of this marker); Casa Abrego (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jules Simoneau Plaza (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
Also see . . .
1. Monterey's Stevenson House Adobe and Garden - Monterey County Historical Society. This fine old adobe sheltered Robert Louis Stevenson during his visit to Monterey in 1879 to be near his lady love, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne, whom he eventually married. While in Monterey, he wrote The Old Capitol. (Submitted on September 28, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Robert Louis Stevenson House, 530 Houston Street, Monterey, Monterey County, CA. The Historic American Buildings Survey Record for the Stevenson House: Original owner, Don Rafael Gonzales, used building as a warehouse. Larger of two buildings which were joined together was where Stevenson (Submitted on September 29, 2013.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 4. submitted on September 29, 2013. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.