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 November 7, 2014 SHRC quarterly meeting at the Sacramento City Hall, 915 I Street, Sacramento CA 95814, in the Historic City Hall Chambers. 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.
Amelia Vollers House is a highly ornamented one-and-one-half story Queen Anne cottage, located in San Mateo. Built by James Sharpe Tannahill in 1891, the house embodies the distinctive characteristics of the Queen Anne style and is one of only a small number of examples of the style remaining in San Mateo.
CA-ORA-855 is an archaeological site in Orange County. Now capped beneath athletic fields, the site was a large village and cemetery occupied by the Acjachemen/Juaneño people from approximately 1400 to 1800. This first village established in the San Juan Capistrano Valley by Native Americans of the Late Prehistoric Era was still occupied at the time of Spanish exploration into Alta California. The inhabitants were inducted into and helped to build the mission and local historic adobes.
Capitol Towers is a large-scale, multi-family Modern residential complex with low-rise garden apartment buildings, a high-rise tower, and pedestrian-oriented landscapes on an approximately 10-acre superblock in downtown Sacramento. Constructed between 1959 and 1965, Capitol Towers was among the first privately sponsored urban redevelopment projects in California.
George and Eliza Withington House, Ione, Amador County, is an excellent local example of Gold Rush-era architecture in Amador County, embodying the distinctive characteristics of the Greek Revival style of architecture. Built in 1857 for Ione Valley pioneers George and Eliza Withington, it is the only surviving property associated with Eliza’s career as a portrait and landscape photographer and George’s role in settling the Ione Valley.
Guapiabit-Serrano Homeland Archaeological District, is a district of archaeological sites in San Bernardino County associated with the traditional homeland of the Serrano People including large village sites, campsites, and ethnographic landscapes showing evidence of over 3500 years of occupation and activity.
Mount Tamalpias Mountain Theater (CCC in California State Parks MPS), Mill Valley (vicinity), Marin County, was designed by renowned San Francisco landscape architect Emerson Knight. He merged classical aesthetics with rustic naturalism to create a space of utmost simplicity, utilizing local materials, skilled Civilian Conservation Corps veterans, and the site’s astounding vistas. The property is associated with The National-State Park Cooperative Program and the Civilian Conservation Corps in California State Parks 1933-1942 Multiple Property Submission.
San Diego Fire Station #6 is a fire station and maintenance facility located in the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego. The building combines a two-story firehouse with a one-story machine shop in garage, with minimal elements of Mission Revival style architecture. The property is significant for its association with fire chief and inventor Robert Ely, who
built the first internal combustion powered fireboat at this location, and developed the Ely Fire Hose Thread Standardizer, now known as the National Standard Thread used by all fire departments across the United States.
San Jose Central Fire Station is an International Style firehouse located in downtown San Jose, designed by the architecture firm of Binder and Curtis and built in 1951. When this station was completed, it became the city's central fire station including a new communication system that functioned as a command center for emergency services throughout the city.
Sebastian Indian Reserve, in Kern County, is an archaeological district significant under Criterion A, due to its demonstrated association with the ethnogenesis of a new tribal organization, the Tejon Indian Tribe; and Criterion D, because of the District’s potential value for archeological research, especially concerning the nineteenth century acculturation and assimilation of Native American people.
Sonoma Valley Woman's Club is a 1916 Craftsman style building designed by Petaluma architect Brainerd Jones. The club that commissioned and still occupies the building is closely associated with the civic development of the town of Sonoma, and the preservation of its historic resources.
Woman's Club of Palo Alto is a meeting hall designed by Charles Edward Hodges. The building was a community meeting hall for the Woman's Club of Palo Alto, part of a national network of women's civic organizations, and was designed by master architect Charles Edward Hodges combining elements of Craftsman and Tudor Revival architectural styles.
Properties being nominated to the California Register of Historical Resources.
Cottrell House is a 1963 Hacienda/Rancheria style home designed by master archtiect Cliff May. The property is a transition from his earlier work in San Diego to his later work with Ranch style homes in Los Angeles.
The next State Historical Resources Commission meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 7, 2014. Nominations to be heard on the November 7, 2014 agenda will be posted after September 8, 2014.