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 August 1, 2019 State Historical Resources Commission(SHRC) quarterly meeting, taking place at 9:00 AM, State Resources Building Auditorium, 1416 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. 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
Barr, George and Mabel, House is a 1923 Tudor Revival home located in the Curtis Park neighborhood of Sacramento. Designed by the locally significant architectural firm of Dean & Dean, this house is an important example of the Tudor Revival style and part of the South Curtis Oaks housing tract, developed by builder J.C. Carly, associated ith the Better Homes in America movement.
Hathaway, Anne, Cottage is a 1923 Tudor Revival home located in the Curtis Park neighborhood of Sacramento. Designed by the locally significant architectural firm of Dean & Dean, this house is an important example of the Tudor Revival style and part of the South Curtis Oaks housing tract, developed by builder J.C. Carly, associated ith the BEtter Homes in America movement. Built for drugstore manager Ernest Kimberlin, the property was advertised as the "Anne Hathaway Cottage" due to its intended similarity to the home of William Shakespeare's wife in Warwickshire, ENgland.
The Boathouses is a matched pair of detached, two-story residences located side by side on a narrow lot in Encinitas, named the S.S. Moonlight and the S.S. Encinitas. The homes were designed to authentically replicate the appearance and scale of boats while functioning as residential cottages. They represent an architecturally significant example of Fantasy-themed programmatic residential architecture. Unlike most Programmatic architecture, utilized for commercial buildings, the Boathouses are a rare and locally significant example of residential programmatic architecture--buildings intended to resemble something other than a building.
Glen Park BART Station is a one-story-over-basement, reinforced concrete transit station located in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood, designed by architect Ernest Born in an idiosyncratic blend of Brutalist and Bay Region Tradition styles, constructed between 1968 and 1972. The station is widely recognized as one of the most architecturally significant stations in the Bay Area Rapid Transit system.
Eastern Star Home, located in Los Angeles, was designed as a retirement and convalescent facility by the prominent San Francisco-based architectural firm William Mooser and Company and constructed in 1936, the Eastern Star Home excellent example of Spanish Colonial Revival style architecture. Located in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles the building is also significant for its association with the Order of the Eastern Star.
Japanese Hospital in the historically diverse East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights is a two-story, T-shaped masonry building with a flat roof and tower, constructed in 1929 in the Streamline Moderne style. Subsequent additions to the building between 1966 and 1970 include an L-shaped addition that wraps around the north and west façades and a partial third story. The property represents an ethnic community’s creation of a health care institution as a way to ameliorate the disparity in public health services for ethnic minorities that resulted from widespread prejudice in early twentieth century Los Angeles. The hospital meets the registration requirements for properties associated with Health and Medicine established in the Asian Americans in Los Angeles, 1850-1980 Multiple Property Submission under the context “Japanese Americans in Los Angeles, 1869-1970.”
Smith, Maurice and Dinah Shore, House is one of the largest single-family residences Donald Wexler designed during his long career, built for Maurice and Dinah (Shore) Smith in the Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs. The 1964 residence is Modern in style with a flat roof, intersecting planes, and a generous use of glazing. Pinwheel in plan, the house is set diagonally on the lot. The property includes an adjacent guesthouse, built in 1963 as an art studio for Dinah and a place to stay while the main house was under construction.
Swedish American Hall in San Francisco’s Upper Market area is a three-story-over-basement (plus mezzanine), wood frame, combination social hall and commercial building constructed in 1907 for the Swedish Society of San Francisco. The building—notable for its expressive woodwork, fine craftsmanship, and high artistic values—was designed with a blend of Scandinavian and Arts and Crafts influences by the Swedish born master architect, August Nordin. Freja Hall, the building’s largest public assembly space, features highly ornamental woodwork and soaring trusses that rank it among the finest expressions of Arts and Crafts design in California. The basement is home to the Cafe Du Nord, in continuous operation since 1908.
To-Kalon Vineyard is an 825-acre agricultural landscape of which 678 acres are planted to vineyard. The entrance to the historic district is located directly west of the town of Oakville, in Napa County. The property is significant for its association with Hamilton Walker Crabb whose viticultural and varietal experimentation led to advancements in grape and wine production. Crabb established the vineyard in 1868, and in 1903, the United States Department of Agriculture established the Oakville Experimental Vineyard on the property to continue Crabb’s research. The Robert Mondavi Winery was created in 1966 on a portion of the historic To-Kalon Vineyard.
Wexler House is an excellent example of the architecture of Donald Wexler at the start of his career in Palm Springs. Influenced by his time in Richard Neutra’s architectural practice, Wexler’s Modern residence with its flat roof and exposed post and beam structure, along with numerous glass walls, accomplishes its purpose as housing that is minimal, graceful, and elegant. Wexler designed the original two bedroom, two bath house for himself and his family in 1954. In 1968, Wexler built a three bedroom, one bath addition, consistent with his original design, on the north side of the house and converted an original bedroom into a den.
Properties nominated as California Historical Landmarks
Bryte VFW Memorial Hall was built in 1946 as a community center and movie theater by Jordan "Pappy" Ramos, in the Bryte neighborhood of the city of West Sacramento. The property is significant as the first All-Indian Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter in California, Post 9054, established in 1950. The post was established by veterans primarily from the Maidu and Miwok tribes of northern California. Beyond its role as a VFW hall, this building became a highly significant location for dances, community, networking, especially its role as the site of traditional Miwok dancing. The traditional dances revived at the Bryte VFW Memorial Hall, beginning as intermission entertanment as social dances, were precurors to many regional traditional dance organizations.
The next State Historical Resources Commission meeting is scheduled for Friday, August 1, 2019. Nominations to be heard on the August 1, 2019 agenda will be posted after May 31, 2019.