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 April 21, 2023 State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC) quarterly meeting, taking place at 9:00 AM at the Fort Mason Center for the Arts, Landmark Building A, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123. This meeting will also be held online via Zoom, and broadcast via Cal-Span. Dial-in access will also be available. Meeting notices and agendas will be posted ten days prior to the meeting date, and a Zoom link will be posted on approximately the same date to register for this meeting.
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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.
Unless the notice for a specific meeting says otherwise, the order of comments for nominations will proceed as follows: The Commission will first hear from the nominator or his/her/their designee. The nominator or his/her/their designee will have ten (10) minutes to speak. The Commission will then hear from the property owner(s) or his/her/their designee. Each property owner or his/her/their designee will have five (5) minutes to speak. Individuals representing local, state, federal, and tribal governments, will each have five (5) minutes to speak. Any member of the general public will have three (3) minutes to speak. Those providing comments related to other matters not pertaining to nominations will each have three (3) minutes to speak.
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 Historical 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
Bear Harbor Landing Historical and Archaeological District encompasses 721 acres along the Mendocino County coast, associated with the California timber trade and maritime commerce through the use of the area as a doghole port. A unique solution of chutes and cable systems, known regionally and colloquially as doghole ports, extended from the Sonoma and Mendocino County bluffs down into small coves, allowing lumber and produce to be transferred from cliffs above to waiting ships moored some distance from the rocky shore. The interrelated components of the timber industry and Bear Harbor community were dependent on the doghole port’s location and means to load vessels safely and efficiently.
El Segundo Woman’s Club was founded in 1922 to promote civic, educational, and philanthropic interest in the community. In 1936, the club purchased the former El Segundo Schoolhouse for use as their clubhouse, an approximately 4,000 square-foot timber framed building constructed in 1912 and transported to this location in 1937. El Segundo Woman’s Club remains the only organization of its kind in the City of El Segundo and continues to carry on the philanthropic and civic initiatives that have distinguished the organization since its founding.
Kelso Depot, Restaurant and Employees Hotel (Boundary Increase II) is located in the railroad community of Kelso within Mojave National Preserve. As listed on the National Register in 2001, the 1.95-acre property comprised the Kelso Depot, Restaurant and Employees Hotel, the Coal and Supply Shed, and the designed landscape. A boundary increase approved in 2019 increased the district to seven acres to include six additional contributing buildings and a structure associated with the community that developed around the hotel. This second boundary increase enlarges the district to thirteen acres and encompasses five additional contributing structures associated with water conveyance in the district.
Willows-Glenn County Airport is a 320-acre general aviation airport on the western edge of the city of Willows, the Glenn County seat. Contributing resources include three multi-plane hangars and the former Airport Administration Building, the paved flight apron, and a steel tower with rotating beacon. Constructed in 1928 as an Intermediate Landing Field along the Seattle to Los Angeles Air Mail route, the airport was used by the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. In 1956, the property became the base of operations for the first air tanker squad to be formed in the United States—a squad composed primarily of veterans, and their biplanes—to fight forest fires from the air.
Wolf Store and Vail Ranch Headquarters is an approximately four-acre district in Temecula, in the southwest corner of Riverside County, located near the intersection of three Mexican land grant ranchos. Contributing resources include a short segment of the Southern Emigrant Trail, the Wolf Store adobe constructed adjacent to the road in 1867—Temecula’s center of commerce and township administration from 1867 through the mid-1880s—and two circa 1906 Vail Ranch era buildings in the wood framed bungalow Western stick style.
Milbank, Isaac, House is a Santa Monica "Ultimate Bungalow" built and designed by the Milwaukee Building Company, whose principals Mendel Meyer, Julius Schneider, and Philip Holler, had designed the eight residences of Adelaide Drive, the most desirable portion of their Palisades Tract development, with spacious lots and ocean views. The home's first owner, Isaac Milbank, was the son of the co-founder of New York Condensed Milk Company, later known as the Borden Company, and worked as its vice president. This house was Milbank's seasonal residence, and it is principally significant for its architecture, a locally prominent example of the Craftsman style.
Trower, Charles, House, located in Napa, was the residence of Napa mayor Charles Trower during his term in office. Trower was principally involved with improvements to Napa's water system and the city waterfront during his term of office. The residence, a two-story foursquare with elements of Queen Anne and Craftsman architecture, is significant as the only remaining building surviving from Trower's term in office, as Napa's city hall from his term of office, and his principal workplace, no longer stand.
Midway Sunset Jack Plant Constructed in approximately 1913, the Midway-Sunset Jack Plant is an extremely rare example of central power and “jack-line” oil pumping technology, on its original site and housed in its original building. The Midway-Sunset Jack Plant is also significant for its association with the early twentieth century development and production of California’s largest oilfield, the Midway-Sunset Oil Field in western Kern County.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church Constructed in 1910, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church occupies the northeast corner parcel of the intersection of Van Ness Avenue and Clay Streets in San Francisco and is as an excellent example of an early twentieth century, steel-frame, Late Gothic Revival church designed by master California architect Benjamin Geer McDougall.
Properties nominated as California Historical Landmarks
California Historical Landmarks Associated with the Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Trail is a series of amendments to five existing California Historical Landmarks, all associated with the October-November 1769 expedition of Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portolá through Ohlone territory, all located in what is now San Mateo County, and the expedition's interactions with the Ohlone people. This common historic context provides updated documentation and geographical information regarding the expedition, and the critical role played by the Ohlone in the success of Portolá's journey.
Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Trail, Menlo Park (CHL 2 Amendment) marks the end of the Portolá expedition during the week of November 6-10, 1769, the point where the expedition reversed course after sighting San Francisco Bay.
Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Trail, San Pedro (CHL 24 Amendment) marks the Portolá expedition's campsite of October 31-November 1 in the San Pedro Valley.
Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Trail, San Gregorio (CHL 26 Amendment) marks the site where the Portolá expedition camped in October 24-27, 1769, while several members of the expedition recovered from illness. The expedition returned to the site on their trip back to the coast.
Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Trail, San Andreas Valley (CHL 27 Amendment) marks where the Portolá expedition met the Ssalson people, who provided the expedition with food and hospitality.
Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Trail, Sighting of San Francisco Bay (CHL 394 Amendment), previously identified as the site of "discovery" of San Francisco Bay, is the point where members of the Portolá expedition first viewed the southern edge of the bay.
Properties being nominated as California Points of Historical Interest.
Site of the 1938 National Surfing and Paddleboard Championships is approximately 28.5 acres, the location of Los Angeles County’s first surfing and paddleboard competition billed as a national event. The event was both a successful visitor attraction for the City of Long Beach and a notable contest for Southern California surfers and paddleboarders during the pre-war period. The site represents a former surf break and proximate beach area, located between the former Municipal/Rainbow Piers and The Pike amusement zone. Beach reclamation and redevelopment projects, first initiated in the 1940s and extending into the 2000s, have noticeably altered the Long Beach waterfront. The nearshore surf break, where the surfing competition was held and that intersected the paddleboard course, was eliminated during Long Beach’s extensive coastal redevelopment.
The next State Historical Resources Commission meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 21, 2023. Nominations to be heard on the April 21, 2023 agenda will be posted after April 10, 2023.