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 October 28, 2016 SHRC quarterly meeting at Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Library and Learning Center, Robert T. Matsui Federal Courthouse, 501 I Street, Suite 1-400, Sacramento, CA. 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.
Sperry Flour Mill Historic District
Azteca Theater was constructed in 1948 in Fresno’s Chinatown. Under the management of Mexican-born impresario Arturo Tirado, the Art Deco style theater showed films made during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, and was also a venue for personal appearances by many of the leading actors of Mexican film. When in March 1966 César Chavez led striking farmworkers on their march from Delano to Sacramento, they stopped in Fresno, met with Mayor Floyd Hyde at City Hall, and held a rally in the Azteca that featured Chavez and the striking farmworkers.
Grand Central Air Terminal was designed by Los Angeles architect Henry L. Gogerty in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, with an Art Deco air traffic control tower and interior decorative features. The terminal building was put into service in 1929, while still under construction; construction was completed in 1930. It is a rare, intact example of an early aviation passenger terminal and serves as a physical record of events that helped shape the development of air travel and the aviation industry in Southern California.
Grether & Grether Building is a mercantile and industrial building in the center of Los Angeles' manufacturing district. The simplified Beaux-Arts style, six-story, reinforced concrete building, constructed in 1924, reflects the concurrent growth and development of manufacturing with wholesale distribution in Los Angeles during the first half of the twentieth century. Walter Grether, a principal of the building's namesake firm, was president and founder of the Wholesale Institute and helped establish Los Angeles as a major center of manufacturing in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s through the creation of Market Week, a buyers' convention showcasing Los Angeles-made products.
Halcyon Historic District comprised of 130 acres in rural San Luis Obispo County exemplifies a settlement pattern and town planning unique to socialist reformers in the United States from the late nineteenth into the early twentieth century. Halcyon remains much the same physically and in spirit as when it was founded in 1903 by an offshoot of the Theosophical Society in America, who moved to California from Syracuse, New York.. As a part of the large movement toward establishing utopian/intentional communities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Halcyon is one of the few remaining such communities in California. The Temple of the People sanctuary, the Blue Star Memorial Temple, was designed by noted architect Theodore Eisen and constructed by Temple members in 1923 and 1924.
Melrose Baptist Church in the Fruitvale district of Oakland is a Spanish Revival style church and attached school. This building includes a 1930 church sanctuary, two-story hall and offices added in 1939, and a two-story school building added in 1949. Church architects Roger Blaine and David Olson’s travels through Spain influenced their choice of style, construction, and decorative materials.
Pan American National Bank of East Los Angeles is the oldest Latino-owned bank in California and emblematic of the economic growth of the Mexican American community in East Los Angeles after World War II. The building’s five-panel mosaic tile mural, entitled “Our Past, Our Present, and Our Future,” is one of the earliest examples of the art form in East Los Angeles and influenced the rise of the Chicano mural movement in the 1960s and 1970s. The bank is also representative of the career of co-founder Romana Acosta Bañuelos, a prominent Mexican American entrepreneur who later became the first Latina Treasurer of the United States.
H.G. Prince & Company Cannery is a complex of cannery buildings in Oakland, constructed between 1916 and 1956, originally the Code-Portwood Cannery, later part of the California Packing Company, better known as Del Monte.
Point Sur Light Station (Amendment) is an amendment to the existing Point Sur Light Station to include the site of the Poiint Sur Naval Facility (NAVFAC), a Cold-War era SOSUS (Sound Surveillance System) facility located southeast of the main light station. This facility was the site of experiments in long-range underwater sound transmission used to identify and monitor Soviet submarines during the Cold War. The amendment also expands the period of significance for the district, and adds two new historic contexts.
Portuguese Chapel of San Diego , or Imperio Capela, is a small wood-framed chapel inspired by similar chapels from the islands of Terciera and Pico, in the Azores. Intended for use in conjunction with the Portuguese Festa, the design also emulates a Portuguese tuna boat. The chapel represents a culturally significant architectural response to an important community festival.
Washington Firehouse is a 1940 Streamline Moderne firehouse located in the Washington neighborhood of West Sacramento. Designed by George Sellon, the building was funded by the Works Progress Administration.
The next State Historical Resources Commission meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 3, 2017. Nominations to be heard on the February 3, 2017 agenda will be posted after December 5, 2016.