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 29, 2021 State Historical Resources Commission(SHRC) quarterly meeting, taking place at 9:00 AM. This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom. 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.
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 nominated to the National Register of Historic Places
Christiansen and Grow Filling Station is a 1928 filling station built in a vernacular style that resembles Storybook Revival, but is considered an example of programmatic architecture. Located in Orange, the station is significant for its role in local transportation history due to its location on Highway 101, and represents a significant example of a "house-type" gas station, designed to express a domestic quality and attract customers via its charming, whimsical appearance.
Commercial Club is a 13 story Renaissance Revival style hotel building completed in 1926 in downtown Los Angeles. The property is eligible for its association with the Commercial Club, the social arm of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, and as a significant example of the work of the architectural firm Curlett and Beelman.
Floral Park Historic District includes over 673 buildings in the Floral Park neighborhood of Santa Ana. These principally one-story single family homes are designed in a mixture of early twentieth century revival styles and mid-century styles. As a popular neighborhood among Santa Ana's early political and business leaders, many significant individuals had homes here, including some whose significance is directly associated with their Floral Park home.
Inspiration Heights Historic District, composed almost entirely of single-family residential buildings, is located in the San Diego neighborhood of Mission Hills. Three stucco entrance pillars on Sunset Boulevard announce the district’s northern entrance and are original to the neighborhood’s 1909 subdivision. The district reflects city planning and urban design principles that prevailed at the turn of the twentieth century and is an excellent, intact concentration of early twentieth century Prairie School, Craftsman, and Period Revival architectural styles.
Marin Art and Garden Center, eight miles north of San Francisco in Ross, is associated with the conservation legacy of the women’s garden club movement. The property is also an excellent example of the Bay Region Modern–Second Bay Tradition. The buildings retain the original modern lines, exposed structure, glass walls, and wood panels characteristic of this period. Simple and low cost, they embody the modernist goals regarding informality, streamlined aesthetics, and affordability, an approach particularly well suited to the limited means and public purpose of this center.
Arthur C. and Judith Mathews House, constructed in 1952, is a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed, Usonian house in Atherton. The one-story house displays many of the elements common to Wright’s Usonian houses, laid out on a planning grid, or unit system. At the Mathews House, the unit system is based on an equilateral parallelogram, four feet on each side. The Mathews House exemplifies the Usonian houses Wright designed for the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the main regional areas of the architect’s work and is a fine example of the innovative construction systems Wright created for those houses.
People's Park is a former parking lot off Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley where a community effort to turn the lot into a park became one of the most significant acts of public protest in the United States associated with student protests and countercultural activity. While most of the original features of the park were destroyed, the site became a symbol of 1960s counterculture, The recreated park, principally developed between 1969 and 1979, includes deliberate elements of landscape architecture intended to symbolize the different natural environments of California.
Northern California Doghole Ports Maritime Cultural Landscape MPS documents the maritime landscape of the mid to late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries. Lacking adequate roads and railroads, reaching the San Francisco market with coastal redwood timber could not be accomplished by land. Although the rough northern coast featured few navigable ports, enterprising men engineered a unique solution of chutes and cable systems extending 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. Known regionally and colloquially as doghole ports, these remote ports were key to the logging industry for over seventy years.
Salt Point Landing HAD (Doghole Ports MPS) encompasses 769 acres along the Sonoma County coast within Salt Point State Park and adjacent waters within Salt Point State Park, Gerstle Cove State Marine Reserve, and Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. The district includes the coastal terrace to the west, headlands surrounding Gerstle Cove, waters of Gerstle Cove, and a portion of the forested slope heading east up to the ridge top. The interrelated components of the timber industry and Salt Point community were dependent on the doghole port’s location and means to load vessels safely and efficiently. The district is associated with the California timber trade and maritime commerce through the use of the area as a doghole port and has yielded and has the potential to yield information important to the understanding of the doghole port network and its role in maritime trade.
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Amendment amends the existing 2003 National Register nomination for the Bay Bridge following removal and replacement of the western span of the bridge, confirming that the bridge retains National Register eligibility and updating the resource count and other elements of the 2003 nomination.
St. Isidore Catholic Church was rebuilt in 1933 after the original 1926 building suffered major earthquake damage. The property is associated with the early development of Los Alamitos, in northwest Orange County, as an agricultural community organized around a large sugar beet processing factory and with the Latino community living in Los Alamitos, specifically the Mexican immigrants who worked on the town’s farms and at the factory. As a religious property, St. Isidore meets the registration requirements for property types associated with Religion and Spirituality in Latino Culture in the Latinos in Twentieth Century California Multiple Property Submission.
Strand Theater. in the central business district of downtown Merced was constructed in 1938. Known as the Mainzer Theater since 2001, the Art Deco and Art Moderne style theater and commercial building has been attributed to San Francisco architect Virgil W. Jorgensen and the Saleh Brothers construction company. With its planarity, symmetry, repetition, and use of stepped forms, the building expresses its Art Deco style through its massing and treatment of volume. The Art Moderne influence—a style increasingly popular in late 1930s architecture, arts, and graphic design—is expressed through the incorporation of rounded forms, flat massings, and horizontal elements.
The next State Historical Resources Commission meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 29, 2021. Nominations to be heard on the October 29, 2021 agenda will be posted after August 27, 2021.