Pending Nominations

Pending Nominations

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, 2014 SHRC quarterly meeting at the Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, Room 500--California State Library Meeting Room, 914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, California 93834. 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.

PHOTOBurr House is an Italianate style house topped with a mansard roof that is distinctly Second Empire, representing the two most popular architectural styles of the time. The garden setting of the dwelling provides a sense of openness in the dense urban environment of San Francisco.

Properties being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.

PHOTO: CA-ORA-855CA-ORA-855, a large village and cemetery occupied by the Acjachemen/Juaneño people from approximately 1400 to 1800, is located on a 28.9-acre privately owned parcel in Orange County. The site is capped, beneath athletic fields. This was the first village established in the San Juan Capistrano Valley by Native Americans of the Late Prehistoric Era, or approximately 600 years before present. It was still occupied at the time of Spanish exploration into Alta California, and the inhabitants were inducted into and helped to build the mission and local historic adobes.

PHOTO: ForumForum is a rare, intact example of a post-World War II sports arena, an excellent example of New Formalism in Southern California, and a prominent example of the work of architect Charles Luckman. It reopened as an entertainment venue in 2014 after a two year project that met the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

PHOTOLuiseño Ancestral Origin Landscape
is a Traditional Cultural Property located primarily in southwest Riverside County, California. The district covers 8.39 square miles, encompassing approximately 5,373 acres. The boundary is plotted based on oral tradition and ethnographic literature, and is significant to Luiseño traditions. There are 28 mostly intact resources located within the boundary, which include sacred rock formations, rock art, and village sites. The majority of the property is undeveloped and located in a protected ecological reserve.

PHOTOSacramento City Cemetery is 31.8 acre urban cemetery located immediately outside the original boundaries of Sacramento. Established during the California Gold Rush, the property is associated with the early development of California and Sacramento. It is the last resting place of John Sutter Jr., Hardin Bigelow, Albert M. Winn, John Bigler, Newton Booth and Mark Hopkins, individuals significant to the history of Sacramento and California but have no surviving property associated directly with their working lives. It is also the last resting place of Margaret Crocker, who was actively involved in the growth, development and beautification of the Cemetery.

PHOTOC.W. Swain House
is an 1890s Shingle Style house located in Ione, Amador County. The house was designed by its owner, Clarence W. Swain, an architect and builder who moved to Ione in 1882 and was involved with some of Amador County's most significant architectural landmarks, including the Preston School for Boys. One of the building's most notable features are blocks of ashlar stone used for the building foundation, of similar composition and style to those used for the Preston School.

PHOTOMichael White Adobe is a three-room adobe located in San Marino, Los Angeles County, constructed in approximately 1845 for Michael White, an English sailor who first arrived in Baja California in 1817. He became a Mexican citizen and received a land grant. The adobe is the only surviving remnant of Michael White's grant, the Rancho San Isidro, and a rare surviving example of adobe architecture.

The National-State Park Cooperative Program and the Civilian Conservation Corps in California State Parks 1933-1942 Multiple Property Submission
[Abbreviated as CCC in CA State Parks MPS] The development of the California State Parks during the Great Depression was a joint effort among the Civilian Conservation Corps, the National Park Service, and the state park authorities. The extant national-state park and CCC work in California State Parks represents one of the largest and most successful examples of the New Deal park planning and development. The designed landscapes of the cooperative program are a legacy that recalls the crucial founding era in state park history.

PHOTOMorro Bay State Park: Trailer and Tent Campground is one of the earliest and best examples of campground facilities designed and executed in the Park Rustic architectural style. The property meets the requirements of The National-State Park Cooperative Program and the Civilian Conservation Corps in California State Parks 1933-1942 Multiple Property Submission as a campground facility that demonstrates its association with the public works programs that oversaw and administratively controlled the development of facilities within state parks.

Historic Resources of Big Basin Redwoods State Park Multiple Property Submission [Abbreviated as Big Basin Redwoods MPS], established in 1902, is California’s oldest state park, and it was the only California state park to have any significant visitor infrastructure or development built by the state until the 1920s. Between 1933 and 1941, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built extensive facilities for tourists and park staff in Big Basin, as they did in state parks across the country. Big Basin Redwoods was one of the earliest California state parks to benefit from CCC construction programs.

PHOTOLower Sky Meadow Residential Area Historic District meets the requirements of the Historic Resources of Big Basin Redwoods State Park Multiple Property Submission for its association with development in Big Basin Redwoods State Park and in California State Parks. Lower Sky Meadow was the first residential complex built in a California state park between 1941 and 1955, an era when the construction of employee housing in California State Parks became a priority and standardized plans were utilized in the parks for the first time.

Properties being nominated to the California Register of Historical Resources.

PHOTOCottrell House
is a 1936 Hacienda style building located in San Diego, designed by master architect Cliff May for George and Marion Cottrell. Advertised as a "Rancheria" style home, the property represents an important step in May's development of the iconic California ranch home. The home's central patio functions as an open-air outdoor room, an important element of May's design inspired by the central courtyards of haciendas of Spanish and Mexican era southern California architecture. The stucco walls and terra cotta tile roof are also elements of the Hacienda style. The original Cliff May plan also included landscape design and large picture windows facing the interior courtyard and the primary facade.

Properties being nominated to the California Historical Landmarks.

PHOTOBridgeport Historic District is an update to California Historical Landmark (CHL) No. 390, originally registered in 1947. The Bridgeport Covered Bridge utilizes a combination truss and arch construction and is the longest single span covered bridge in the United States. In 1970 it was designated a National Civil Engineering Landmark and in 1971 listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The CHL is updated to recognize the significance of other resources in the district, including the associated Virginia Turnpike, the 1862 barn, the 1927 gas station, and the Kneebone Family Cemetery.

PHOTOThe Mystery Spot is a roadside attraction located in Felton, Santa Cruz County, established in 1941. It is the first and most significant example of its type in California, a "tilt-box" or "gravity house" roadside attraction that gained popularity in the mid-20th century. Established by George Prather, the Mystery Spot became a popular roadside attraction under the stewardship of Prather's son Bruce in the late 1940s and 1950s.

PHOTOTomo Kahni
, Winter Village in the Kawaiisu language, is a late prehistoric/protohistoric site affiliated with the Kawaiisu and is located in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains near Tehachapi, California. A number of features have been recorded at the site, including food processing areas with bedrock mortars, milling slicks, rock art panels on boulders and within shelters or caves, and concentrated deposits of artifacts. Tomo Kahni State Historic Park became a unit of California State Parks in 1993.

The next State Historical Resources Commission meeting is scheduled for Friday, August 1, 2014.  Nominations to be heard on the August 1, 2014 agenda will be posted after June 2, 2014.

Nominated Properties Presentations


February 8, 2013
(PowerPoint 110 pp)

May 1, 2013
(PowerPoint 116 pp)

August 2, 2013
(PowerPoint 46 pp)

November 8, 2013
(PowerPoint 83 pp)


November 8, 2012
(PowerPoint 67 pp)

August 3, 2012
(PowerPoint 61 pp)

May 3, 2012
(PowerPoint 76 pp)

January 20, 2012
(PowerPoint 53 pp)


October 28, 2011
(PowerPoint 49 pp)

August 5, 2011
(PowerPoint 38 pp)

May 19, 2011
(PowerPoint 66 pp)

January 28, 2011
(PowerPoint 40 pp)


November 5, 2010
(PowerPoint 43 pp)

July 30, 2010
(PowerPoint 46 pp)

April 30, 2010
(PowerPoint 33 pp)

January 29, 2010
(PowerPoint 90 pp)