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 May 17, 2018 State Historical Resources Commission(SHRC) quarterly meeting, taking place at 1:00 PM, Lucie Stern Community Center Ballroom, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, California, 94301. 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 nominated to the National Register of Historic Places
Chicano Moratorium in Los Angeles Multiple Property Submission (MPS) The Chicano Moratorium in Los Angeles County sought to redirect Mexican American energies toward fighting for social justice at home and in turn redefine the nature of Mexican American patriotism. While the Chicano Moratorium was technically short-lived—its main organization, the Chicano Moratorium Committee, existed from late 1969 to early 1971—its significance was far reaching. Moratorium activists assumed a key leadership role in the Southern California antiwar movement. Their ideology helped push the Latino civil rights movement toward cultural nationalism. Their protest actions were groundbreaking, culminating in the march and rally of August 29, 1970, the largest mass protest of Mexican Americans in history to that date. While that dramatic rally began in exuberance and hope, it ended in violence and tragedy, vividly illustrating the problem of police brutality, which Chicano activists had vigorously critiqued. The Moratorium Committee disintegrated shortly thereafter, leaving an important legacy in the realms of Latino political activism and thought. Properties associated with the Chicano Moratorium Multiple Property Submission include march districts and individual buildings.
Chicano Moratorium March December 20, 1969 from Five Points Memorial in the City of Los Angeles to Obregon Park in unincorporated East Los Angeles drew attention to the historic contributions of the Latino community to the United States military in past wars and to the disproportionate sacrifices of the community in the Vietnam War. The success of this march garnered public support and attention for the Chicano movement and subsequent Chicano Moratorium marches.
National Chicano Moratorium March August 29, 1970 in unincorporated East Los Angeles—from Belvedere Park down Atlantic and Whittier Boulevards to a rally in Laguna Park—channeled anti-Vietnam War sentiment to draw attention to domestic issues affecting the Chicano community. The peaceful rally turned into a major conflict between protestors and police officers and sheriff’s deputies. The violent outcome, including the death of prominent journalist Ruben Salazar, convinced many Chicano activists and community members to focus on the unique struggles of the Chicano community and was a milestone for organizing the Chicano community around struggles for equality.
Top Hat Hot Dog Stand is a rare and intact example of a postwar roadside commercial walk-up hot dog stand, specifically reflecting California roadside architecture. It represents the very beginning of postwar American fast food culture, by reflecting the independently owned, entrepreneurial stands that have been eliminated by the national and regional fast food chains.
Cunningham-Hembree Estate was one of the foundational homesteads on which much of the developing town of Windsor, Sonoma County was located and through which major historic transportation routes ran. The property is associated with the Cunninghams, one of Windsor’s founding families, and descendant families, each of which contributed to the physical and civic development of Windsor.
Hotel Fresno, the oldest extant hotel in Fresno, is a seven-story, plus partial basement concrete building. Constructed in 1912 by Edward T. Foulkes and rising almost 86’ above the sidewalk, Hotel Fresno was considered a high-rise at the time of its construction.
Fireman’s Fund Home Office reflects mid-twentieth-century modernist design principles as envisioned by masters in the field of design and engineering. It is significant as one of the principal embodiments of the postwar decentralization and suburbanization of San Francisco. The building is also significant for its association with Fireman’s Fund, a company known for its embrace of new ideas, one the largest insurance companies in the United States and the only major insurance company headquartered in San Francisco.
Brown Beret Headquarters (Chicano Moratorium in Los Angeles Multiple Property Submission) is a two story mixed use building located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Originally constructed in 1923, the building became the headquarters of the Brown Berets, a militant community group that advocated for equal opportunity for Chicano/as, from June 1969 until June 1970, during the period of the Chicano Moratorium.
El Barrio Free Clinic (Chicano Moratorium in Los Angeles Multiple Property Submission) is a single story commercial building in East Los Angeles, built in 1926 with subsequent additions. Established by the Brown Berets in 1969, the Free Clinic provided healthcare and healthcare information to the nearby community during the years 1969-1970, the period of the Chicano Moratorium.
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse is a two-story auditorium designed to resemble the Mission San Antonio de Padua, designed by Arthur B. Benton in 1921 and completed in 1927 by the firm of Dodd and Richards. The theater was built to house John Steven McGroarty's The Mission Play, its architecture evocative of the themes of Mexican California as expressed in the production.
Crosby Building was the headquarters of Bing Crosby Enterprises, constructed in 1936-37 in a mixture of Art Deco and Colonial Revival styles. The building is associated with the lives of entertainer Bing Crosby and inventor John T. Mullin and the development of video tape recording technology.
Cucamonga Service Station (US Highway 66 in California MPS) is a 1915 Spanish Colonial Revival gas station located along historic Route 66 in the city of Cucamonga.
PCF 816 is a "Patrol Craft Fast" Mark II, also known as a "Swift Boat," fabricated by Seawart Seacraft in 1968. Primarily used in Vietnam for river patrols, PCF 816 was used as a training craft in San Diego for approximately two years. About one-sixth of the American personnel who served on Swift Boats during Vietnam trained aboard this craft.
Saticoy Southern Pacific Depot is located in the unincorporated community of Saticoy, in Ventura County. Built in 1887, the depot is a standardized No. 17 Two-Story Combination Depot, built by Southern Pacific Railroad and exhibiting the Western Stick architectural style. The depot became the center of this late 19th Century boomtown, acting as a cornerstone to the rural community due to its important transportation link to regional and national markets.
Benjamin Lathrop House, located in Redwood City and constructed by Benjamin Lathrop in 1863, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on April 11, 1973 as a significant example of Gothic Revival Architecture. In order to maintain the house’s National Register status, the County of San Mateo, the owner of the property, is seeking permission to move the house approximately one block.
The next State Historical Resources Commission meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 17, 2018. Nominations to be heard on the May 17, 2018 agenda will be posted after March 19, 2018.