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SHRC Registration Actions Taken 2015

The nominations below were reviewed by the State Historical Resources Commission during the year 2015. Scroll down to view subsequent actions by quarter. New actions are added to the end of this page after each quarterly State Historical Resources Commission meeting. Agendas from 2015 are downloadable in PDF format below on the right sidebar.


January 28, 2015 SHRC Meeting

The following nominations were scheduled for the January 28, 2015 SHRC quarterly meeting at Sacramento City Hall, 915 I Street, Sacramento CA 95814. Ten properties were nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, including two Multiple Property Documents, and one property was nominated to the California Register of Historical Resources.

Properties nominated to the National Register of Historic Places

PAeneas Sardine Packing Company, located at 300 Cannery Row in Monterey, is significant for its association with the development of Cannery Row, the economic mainstay of Monterey’s industrial and commercial development from circa-1900 to 1955.



PBorland Home is the first property nominated in association with the Historic Resources of Martinez, California MPS, an 1890 house built in the Stick/Eastlake style for dentist John Moore and inherited by his daughter and her husband James Borland. Significant in the areas of Community Planning/Development and Architecture, the property is associated with the growth and commercial development of Downtown Martinez.



PCayetano Juarez Adobe
is an adobe constructed in 1845, located in the city of Napa, Napa County. It was built by Captain Don Cayetano Juarez, a native Californian who established the Tulucay Rancho in 1840 on the eastern side of the Napa River after receiving a land grant from General Vallejo. It is the oldest building in the city of Napa and the last remnant of Don Juarez's rancho.




Historic Resources of Martinez, California Multiple Property Submission documents properties in the incorporated and unincorporated City of Martinez significant for their association with events and persons in the areas of community development, economic development, commerce, agriculture, and associations with ethnic groups that settled in and around Martinez and contributed to the development of Downtown Martinez. Properties may also be significant for their architecture. Contexts include Settlement, Economic Development, Royal Dutch Shell and 1920s-Era Building Boom, and Depression and Post-World War II.

PIntercultural Council Houses is a district of homes in Claremont, California, built between 1947 and 1960 as a racially integrated housing development, an experiment called "Neghbors, Inc." This pioneering civil rights effort to desegregate the city of Claremont created housing opportunities for the city's Latino population. The twelve International Style homes were arranged around a central yard with communal facilities. The home is nominated in association with the Latinos in the Twentieth Century MPS.

PJC Weinberger Winery is a winery built in 1876 for John and Hannah Weinberger, who played an important role in the Napa Valley wine industry until Prohibition closed their doors in 1920. In 1938, master landscape architect Thomas Church was hired to design a residential garden on the property, creating a significant work of landscape design around the restored winery building.



Latinos in Twentieth Century California Multiple Property Submission documents the history of Latinos in twentieth century California and provides a framework for the nomination of associated properties in the contexts of Making a Nation, Making a Life, Making a Living, and Making a Democracy. Properties address the themes of labor, economic justice, struggles for social and political inclusion, arts, politics, and media. They are representative of the geographic and regional divisions of the state, and attempt to balance the urban and rural legacies of Latinos in California.

PLydia D. Killefer School in Orange, Orange County was constructed in 1931, in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. It is significant in the area of Social History for its voluntary desegregation in the early 1940s, before California schools were legally required to end Mexican American segregation in 1947. The property is nominated in association with the Latinos in Twentieth Century California MPS. It is also a rare school survivor of the 1933 Long Beach Earthquake.

PNichelini Winery (Amendment) is an amendment to an existing National Register property, identifying the Nichelini Homestead Cabin as a contributing resource. The cabin was the original homestead of pioneer winemaker Anton Nichelini, constructed in 1890 and relocated to the site of his winery a few years later.



POakland Lamp Works, an important remnant of Oakland’s industrial heritage, was constructed in 1912 for the General Electric Company to manufacture light bulbs. The building was recently rehabilitated through the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program.



Properties listed in the California Register of Historical Resources

PWhifler House demonstrates Burlingame architect William Arthur Whifler’s masterful use of wood, steel, masonry, and glass that allows interior rooms and outdoor spaces to coexist in harmony in this California Mid-Century Modern house.





April 29, 2015 SHRC Meeting

The following nominations were scheduled for the April 29, 2015 SHRC quarterly meeting at Naval Training Center at Liberty Station, San Diego, California. Seven properties were nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, and one property was listed in the California Register of Historical Resources.

Properties nominated to the National Register of Historic Places

PHOTOAnaheim Orange & Lemon Association Packing House is a Mission Revival citrus packing house designed in the Mission Revival style. Located in Anaheim, Orange County, the packing house is significant as a physical manifestation of the southern California citrus industry and an architecturally significant example of Mission Revival architecture.




PHOTO Cypress Street Schoolhouse
is a 1931 schoolhouse located in the city of Orange. Constructed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, the school was involved with civil rights and anti-segregation movements in southern California. Built as a segregated elementary school for Spanish-speaking children, the school is significant in the area of Ethnic Heritage, and is nominated in association with the Latinos in Twentieth Century California Multiple Property Submission.


PHOTO Forysthe Memorial School for Girls
in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles was also known as the Presbyterian School for Mexican Girls. Constructed in 1914 in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, the building was commissioned for the school that occupied it until 1934. The curriculum for grades one through eight emphasized domestic arts, patriotism, and religion, representing attempts by Protestant denominations to homogenize Mexican American culture in Los Angeles. The school is significant in the area of Ethnic Heritage, and is nominated in association with the Latinos in Twentieth Century California Multiple Property Submission.

PHOTO Hollywood Western Building in Los Angeles is an Art Deco commercial mixed-use building, constructed between 1924 and 1929. Designed by architect S. Charles Lee, the building embodies the architectural evolution of Hollywood in the 1920s.

Kwaaymii Homeland (Location restricted) contains the core ancestral homeland sites and locations associated with the Kwaaymii tribe of California Indians. The property is a unique combination of intact ethnographic, tribal, traditional, and archaeological resources described as a cultural landscape.

PHOTO San Diego Gas & Electric Capistrano Substation is an electrical substation building located in San Juan Capistrano, built between 1917-1918. This substation was the connecting point between Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric long distance power lines, an important link between two major regionla power companies, and the main connection to reliable electric power for the city of San Juan Capistrano for many years.

PHOTO University of Southern California Historic District is an early private institution of higher education in California. Originally established in 1880, the district represents the growth and development of USC over time, guded by three master plans, including buildings constructed from 1880 through 1979.



PHOTO Von Pfister General Store
is a Monterey Colonial-type adobe associated with proprietor Edward Horatio Von Pfister (1813-1886), a Benicia pioneer merchant and an influential early community member. As the earliest store in Solano County, the Von Pfister General Store provided access to much needed supplies and commodities for frontier settlers. As a central meeting point for residents and travelers in the area to exchange news and goods, the General Store became associated with the announcement of the discovery of gold in California.

Properties listed in the California Register of Historical Resources

PHOTO Cottrell House is a 1936 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.