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 November 7, 2019 State Historical Resources Commission(SHRC) quarterly meeting, taking place at 9:00 AM, Building 201B, Boardroom, 201 North E Street, San Bernardino, CA, 92401. 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
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California Multiple Property Submission (MPS) establishes a preliminary framework to identify and designate places in California associated with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. The Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPDF) compliments and builds upon the national theme study, Finding A Path Forward: Asian American Pacific Islander National Historic Landmarks Theme Study produced by the National Park Service. The initial focus is on those groups who had a significant presence in the state before additional federal laws and policies virtually halted migration from Asia in the 1920s and 1930s. These pioneering groups hailed in successive waves primarily from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent. The Pacific Islanders discussed in this MPDF—Native Hawaiians, Chamorros from Guam in the Mariana Islands, and Samoans from American Samoa—came, like the Filipina/os, from territories controlled by the United States and were not considered immigrants subject to the restrictive laws.
Gran Oriente Filipino Hotel is a 1907 three-story-over-basement rooming house in South Park, a residential enclave in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) district. Gran Oriente Filipino, a Masonic organization founded by Filipino Merchant Marines in the early 1920s, began renting the property in 1935. Passage of the Luce-Cellar Act in 1946 allowed Filipina/os who had arrived in the US prior to 1934 to naturalize and consequently to purchase property in California. The lodge’s purchase of the rooming house marked an important shift from renting to owning property and was a source of pride in the Filipina/o community. The hotel meets the registration requirements of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California MPS for property types associated with Community Serving Organizations.
Japanese YWCA was designed in a Japanese-inspired style—the original building by Julia Morgan in 1932, and the 2017 internally connected addition. Located in San Francisco’s Japantown, the property is the only building purpose-built by and for Issei (first generation) Japanese American women in the United States. The property is associated with their struggles and accomplishments as well as with the fight for African American civil rights and homosexual rights. Inspired by the 1980s campaign for Japanese American redress, a multi-generational group of Japanese Americans led a successful legal struggle to regain title to the building so that it could be kept in use for the benefit of the Japanese American community. The building meets the registration requirements of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California MPS for property types associated with Community Serving Organizations.
Church of the Epiphany began as a nineteenth century Ernest Coxhead Shingle Style chapel with Late Gothic Revival additions by Arthur Benton. During the 1960s and 1970s, the church was the site of community organizing and organization formation for the Latinx community of East Los Angeles. Under the guidance of Reverend John B. Luce, the church became a center for cultural heritage preservation, reflecting the intersection of religion and activism associated with the use of religion, cultural heritage, and non-violence to promote Chicano civil rights. The church meets the registration requirements for property types associated with Struggles for Inclusion in the Latinos in Twentieth Century California MPS.
Kelton Apartments in the locally designated Midvale-Kelton Apartment Historic District, a Westwood community in Los Angeles, is a three-unit building with a complex composition of three levels that track the slope of the lot. Completed in 1941, the property embodies a shift in Richard Neutra’s architectural approach from earlier, purer iterations of the boxy volumes of the International Style. While retaining some key character-defining features of the earlier style, Kelton Apartments embodies a more relaxed, regionally responsive composition with a woodsier palette, and extended terraces and roof overhangs that enable a fuller relationship with nature.
Burro Flats Site (Boundary Decrease and Additional Documentation) updates a 1976 nomination with additional documentation to establish National Register eligibility in additional areas of significance, including Native American Heritage, Religion, and Art, in addition to Prehistoric Archaeology as previously noted. Located in the Santa Susana Mountain Range, the site of both winter and summer solstice observations is eligible for its remarkable examples of prehistoric Native American rock art that are important representatives of the aesthetic and religious values of the Native American groups who created them.
W. Parker Lyon House exemplifies the tenets of Mid-century Modern residential architecture identified in the Multiple Property Documentation Form “Cultural Resources of the Recent Past, City of Pasadena; it is an excellent and early example of the Mid-century Modern residential architecture of master architect Thornton Ladd.
Bumann Ranch is a district located in Encinitas, San Diego County, consisting of the remaining historic features of a small ranch established in 1886; originally a 160 acre homestead, 10 acres remain. One of the last remaining, still-active homestead ranches in San Diego County, Bumann Ranch is associated with the exploration and settlement of the Encinitas area by German immigrants via the Olivenhain Colony. The family continued tilling the land via horse-drawn farm equipment until the death of one of two ranch horses, Mollie, in 1965.
Founders Church of Religious Science is located in Los Angeles and was constructed in 1959. This Mid-Century Modern church was designed by master architect Paul Williams and constructed of steel and reinforced concrete, capped by a large, domed roof with accompanying flat and pent volumes, with a unique elliptical plan and 14-foot perimeter wall of perforated concrete breezeblocks.
St. Hilary's Mission Church is a Gothic Revival style church is associated with the early settlement of Tiburon, Marin County. Constructed in 1888, the property was deconsecrated in 1954 and restored in 1959 by the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society.
Properties nominated to the California Register of Historical Resources
Palace Hotel, also known as the Far Western Tavern, was a destination for Swiss-Italian immigrants who traveled to Guadalupe, Santa Barbara County, and the surrounding area. Built in 1912 for Swiss-Italian immigrant Ercolina Forni and her husband Ernest, Ercolina ran the Palace Hotel alone after Ernest moved to northern California in 1920. The property is significant for its association with the commercial development of the city of Guadalupe and its association with the working life of Ercolina Forni.
The next State Historical Resources Commission meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 7, 2019. Nominations to be heard on the November 7, 2019 agenda will be posted after September 6, 2019.