Pursuant to Section 4855(a) of the California Code of Regulations California Register of Historical Resources (Title 14, Chapter 11.5), the following nominations are scheduled for the July 28, 2017 State Historical Resources Commission(SHRC) quarterly meeting, taking place at 9:00 AM, San Rafael City Hall, Council Chamber, 1400 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael, California 94901. Meeting notices and agendas will be posted ten days prior to the meeting date.
The SHRC invites comments on the nominations from the public either in writing or at the scheduled public meeting. Copies of nominations are posted as PDF documents below. Written comments can be sent to: State Historical Resources Commission, P.O. Box 942896, Sacramento, CA 94296-0001.
Complete and official listing of nominated properties scheduled for hearing at the above mentioned SHRC Meeting can be found on the meeting agenda via the SHRC Meeting Schedule and Notices page. The nominations on this page may not reflect the most current properties listed on the agenda.
Properties can be removed from the agenda by the State Historic Preservation Officer or the State Historical Resources Commission. No properties can be added to the agenda.
National Register of Historic Places nominations are considered drafts until listed by the Keeper.
California Register of Historic Resources nominations are considered drafts until listed or formally determined eligible for listing by the State Historical Resources Commission.
Calfornia Historical Landmarks and Points of Historical Interest are considered drafts until approved for listing by the State Historical Resources Commission and the Director of California State Parks.
Properties being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.
Benicia Southern Pacific Passenger Depot is a two-story Stick style passenger depot, originally constructed in 1897 in Banta, California, and based on Southern Pacific standard depot plan No. 18. It was dismantled and relocated to Benicia in 1902, and served as Benicia's main passenger and freight station, and train-ferry staging center, until 1930. The station served as a residence for the station agent until 1958.
Brooklyn Presbyterian Church was built in 1887 in an area of East Oakland once known as the township of Brooklyn. The two-story redwood building in the Late Victorian Romanesque style sits on a slightly raised knoll amidst a mixed industrial and residential neighborhood. The knoll and height of its two towers allows the tips of the tower spires to be seen from miles away. The windows are among the largest stained glass windows in Oakland and the interior woodwork of the auditorium is crafted of redwood and black walnut.
Georgetown Civil War Armory served as the headquarters for the Georgetown Blues, a local defense force, 1862-1863. The building was then formally attached to the official Georgetown Union Guard, Company A, Second Infantry Battalion, Fourth Brigade who used the Armory through June 1868. The one and one-half story building with a rectangular plan was designed in a style popular during the mid-nineteenth century Gold Rush era, and constructed with local materials. The simple design encompasses elements of Greek Revival architectural details including a symmetrical façade, front gabled roof, gabled pediment with a wide band of decorative trim, and recessed entry way.
Hewes, David, House in Tustin was built in 1881, primarily in the Late Victorian Italianate style. The second floor was remodeled in 1919 allowing for additional bedrooms. The front porch wraps around to the north and south sides of the house. A second porch embellishes the west-facing side of the house. Tall glass windows decorate all sides of the first floor. The second floor incorporates square glass windows, and a widow’s walk remains from the original design. Hewes occupied the house until 1890, during which time he played a significant role in developing the community of Tustin, and its agriculture, industry, and transportation.
Marin City Public Housing encompasses 29 buildings on approximately 30 acres in southern Marin County. All the buildings were planned and arranged to provide privacy and views within an open landscaped green campus. The building style was strongly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, reflective of Design Architect Aaron Green’s architectural philosophy and practice. Green was trained by Wright as well as then serving as Wright’s West Coast Representative. The campus was constructed by the County of Marin, using federal funding, as the first phase of the redevelopment of Marin City from a temporary wartime labor town of quickly constructed wood frame buildings to a permanent solution providing housing for low- to mid-income residents who settled in the area.
The Maxfield Building is located in the Fashion District of downtown Los Angeles, and was associated with the development and financing of the Los Angeles garment industry. With twelve stories, plus a penthouse and basement, the reinforced concrete building is characterized by utilitarian Art Deco style with emphasis on verticality with slightly projecting vertical piers. It also exhibits other character defining features inspired by the Renaissance Revival style such as the corner towers and arched windows on the east façade.
Rowell-Chandler Building is a rectangular-plan, six-story building with full basement located in downtown Fresno, across from the Fresno County Courthouse. The three-part vertical block building was designed for the Rowell-Chandler Company by architect Edward T. Foulkes in a Classical Revival style, with Second Renaissance Revival detailing. It was completed in 1913 and was Fresno's first steel-frame, high-rise office building. The two principal elevations along Tulare Street and Van Ness Avenue have a tripartite composition of tan brick, terra cotta ornamentation, and tin entablature at the cornice, with each section separated by a decorative belt course.
Sacred Heart Parish Complex is comprised of a church, rectory, school and convent, all designed in the Romanesque Revival style and constructed between 1898 and 1936. The property is associated with the growth and development of the Western Addition and Catholic religious institutions in San Francisco, as the neighborhood transitioned from predominantly Irish to African American. The property is asociated with Father Eugene Boyle, pastor from 1968-1972, a prominent civil rights activist who served as the public face for Catholic involvement in the Black civil rights movement, protest of the Vietnam War, fights against urban renewal, fair housing advocacy, and the farm labor movement. The complex is also significant for its architeture, designed by Thomas J. Welsh.
Sierraville School is a 1931 Art Deco school building located in Sierraville, Sierra County. The school is constructed of reinforced concrete, built to replace an earlier circa 1875 school that burned down. The property is significant for its association with education in the Sierra Valley, and as a locally significant example of the work of Chester Cole, who designed over 30 schools in northern California.
Sperry Flour Company Vallejo Mills Historic District is an industrial district located on Vallejo's waterfront, including mill, warehouse, and grain elevator buildings constructed between 1917 and 1965. The properties are associated with master architect Maurice Couchot and the development of California's flour industry in the early 20th century.
Thomas Jefferson Elementary Building is a 1927 school designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, with 1931 library wing, located in Corona, California. The 1927 school was designed by W. Horace Austin, and the south wing was designed by G. Stanley Wilson, and the property is nominated as the work of both master architects, with Wilson's addition following and enhancing Austin's earlier design.
Wee Kirk, in the town of Ben Lomond in the San Lorenzo Valley, consists of two buildings, both constructed in 1891. The Colonial Revival style church is an approximately two story tall, single story, rectangular building with a steeply pitched gable roof, bell tower, and entrance portico. A cottage was moved to the lot in 1923 from the Ben Lomond Hotel nearby. The church building and cottage were initially connected by a short enclosed corridor that was subsequently fully integrated in 1953 through the removal of the north wall of the nave and the construction of a chancel to the north of the nave connecting to the cottage The church is flanked on its eastern side by a 60-foot memorial second growth California coastal redwood tree and small garden.
The next State Historical Resources Commission meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 28, 2017. Nominations to be heard on the June 27, 2017 agenda will be posted after May 30, 2017.