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 January 20, 2023 State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC) quarterly meeting, taking place at 9:00 AM. This meeting will 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.
Register via Zoom to attend the January 20, 2023 SHRC Meeting via this link.
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Register for the January 20, 2023 SHRC Meeting via Zoom (to be posted no later than January 9, 2023) if you wish to provide public testimony at the meeting.
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
Electra Designed by master naval architect Leslie Edward “Ted” Geary and launched in 1930, at over ninety-six feet length, Electra embodies the distinct characteristics of a luxurious plumb bow, narrow beam, fantail yacht of the early twentieth century. Constructed of Alaskan golden cedar with oak frames, and finished with teak decking with brass brightwork, stained glass, and stately interiors, Electra illustrates the craftsmanship and skill of Pacific Coast yacht builders of the era.
Chinatown Gardens Archaeological District, situated on the northeast edge of Mokelumne Hill’s historic Chinatown in Calaveras County, encompasses the archaeological remains of a commercial market garden operated by the town’s Chinese residents between the 1850s and 1898, a small residence area, and the community’s Buddhist Temple. As the only known extant such Chinese garden in California, the district represents a unique association with Chinese commercial agriculture and offers information potential on agricultural methods and the lifeways of the gardens’ caretakers.
Fudger, Eva K. House is a two-story house of irregular plan, featuring multiple roof planes clad in clay tile, second-story wood balconies, and smooth stucco exterior. The house is situated on a curved portion of the street with a half ellipse shaped lot, adjacent to the Wilshire Country Club golf course in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles. The 1926 house is an important example by master architect Roland E. Coate and an excellent representation of the Spanish Colonial Revival/Monterey Revival style.
Fullerton College Historic District was planned, laid out, and constructed using Public Works Administration, then Work Projects Administration funding, from 1935 to 1942. Master landscape architect Ralph D. Cornell developed the formal college campus layout following Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia plan, with the historic core of the campus consisting of rectangular-shaped classrooms and administrative buildings arranged in axial fashion around an inverse T-shaped central library. In designing the college buildings, resident architect Harry K. Vaughn wanted an architectural style different from the adjacent Spanish Colonial Revival style high school, and he combined Spanish elements with Moorish features to create a Hispano Moresque style unique to Fullerton.
New Lynn Theater in Laguna Beach’s downtown neighborhood is a two-story movie theater designed by architect James Conway in the Mediterranean Revival architectural style. The New Lynn Theater is part of a legacy of movie theaters created by the Aufdenkamp family. Since construction in 1935, the theater was a source of entertainment for the local community until its closure in 2015. The building represents one of the extant contributions of the Aufdenkamp family, who largely pioneered entertainment in Laguna Beach. The theater is most representative of patriarch Fred Aufdenkamp, who helped to establish the downtown Laguna Beach business community and operated the theater when it opened.
Stone Hotel in Daggett, San Bernardino County, is an 1883 false-front building with stone walls, originally built as an eating house and adjacent 1908 Thistle General Merchandise Store. Stone Hotel was an eating house and railroad hotel located adjacent to Southern Pacific Railroad's main line. Before the introduction of dining cars in railroad passenger service, eating houses were essential stops on passenger railroads, where patrons could disembark the train and quickly consume a meal before continuing their journey. The hotel is also associated with two significant individuals; innkeeper Aaron Williams, and frequent regular patron Walter Scott, better known as Death Valley Scotty.
Properties being nominated as California Points of Historical Interest.
Hatano Farm is nominated for listing as a California Point of Historical Interest for its association with the Japanese American farming tradition of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, as an example of the postwar movement and settlement of Japanese Americans, and as one of the few remaining flower farms in Los Angeles County. Established in 1953, Hatano Farm continued the longstanding tradition of Japanese American flower farming on the peninsula. Although Hatano Farm does not date back to the period before World War II, it is the nature of the Japanese experience that led to its establishment there a decade later. During their incarceration at Poston, several peninsula farmers bunked with the Hatano family, eventually inspiring them to relocate their farming efforts from Northern to Southern California. James Hatano and his family settled in the South Bay and continued the Japanese American farming legacy there.
The next State Historical Resources Commission meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 20, 2023. Nominations to be heard on the January 20, 2023 agenda will be posted after November 22, 2022.