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 April 30, 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. Register for the meeting online via this Zoom link. 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 nominated to the National Register of Historic Places
Point Fermin Historic District in Los Angeles updates two individually listed sites, Point FerminLight Station and Battery Osgood-Farley, into a single district including contributing properties around these two buildings. Battery Osgood-Farley is a Los Angeles coastal naval battery and lookout station, including the central batteries, Osgood and Farley, radio compass generator building, base end stations, and naval detection defense stations. Originally listed in 1974, the battery is eligible under Criterion A for its association with the nation's military defense system. Point Fermin Light Station in Los Angeles is a lighthouse building, constructed in 1873, and related resources, including coal house and privy, storehouse, and cisterns. The property is eligible under Criterion C for its architecture, and Criterion A for association with maritime transportation. In addition to the expanded boundaries and contributors, the nomination revises the Period of Significance to 1873-1944, from original construction of the lighthouse battery to the date of Battery Osgood-Farley's decommissioning.
Sierra Railway Shops is a 22.5 acre district incorporating the central shops facilities for Sierra Railway's central shops building, located in Jamestown, Tuoumne County. The Shops facilities, originally constructed for steam locomotive, freight and passenger car maintenance and repair, includes freight depot, roundhouse, car shop, turntable, and other ancillary equipment. The Shops are significant under Criterion A for their association with this eastern California railroad, and also significant in the area of entertainment media at the national level of significance. Sierra Railway Shops is the most intact and significant example of a "movie railroad" in the United States, utilized as a filming location and production facility for movies and television from the era of silent film through the present day. Sierra's shops crew created ingenious "costumes" for their vintage steam locomotives, including different styles of smokestacks and pilots, to change the locomotives' appearance based on the setting and era of particular films, much like special effects makeup and costumes are used by actors. Today, the facility is known as Railtown 1897 State Historic Park.
Truckee Veterans' Memorial Building This 1939 veterans' hall was designed by Sacramento architect George Sellon in the town of Truckee, Nevada County. Designed in an unusual style reminiscent of a Gothic arch, suggesting the stylistic influence of military aircraft hangars or Nissen huts, the Veterans' Memorial building became a social and community center for Truckee. In 1959, a steel tower built next to the Veterans' Memorial Building to enclose the area's legendary Rocking Stone, an unusual balanced-rock geologic formation, became part of the 1960 Winter Olympics. The memorial building and tower were built on the former site of the McGlashan Mansion and its earlier tower. The property is nominated for its association with the history of Truckee and its notable architecture.
Hines House is a main house with guest house in the Modern Movement Shed Style. Located in The Sea Ranch, a planned community in unincorporated Sonoma County, the rectangular plan buildings are constructed of timber framing over a concrete perimeter foundation, with vertical redwood siding and redwood shingle roofing materials. The property embodies the distinctive characteristics of the style and represents the work of California master architect William Turnbull, Jr., FAIA and California master builder Matthew D. Sylvia.
Munk, Walter and Judith, House is located in the Scripps Estates Associates residential neighborhood in La Jolla, a hilly, seaside community within the city of San Diego. As an excellent example of the Modern Movement, the buildings exhibit distinctive characteristics associated with the Organic-Geometric and Post-and-Beam subsets of the Modern style. The property is the work of regionally prominent artist and architectural designer Judith Munk—who designed the buildings, landscape, theater, and associated works of art—and is associated with some of Dr. Walter H. Munk’s scientific and academic advancements, and Judith and Walter’s contributions to the social history of Scripps, University of California San Diego, and the La Jolla community.
Pasadena Avenue Historic District, a leafy residential district of single-family homes, sits at the south-central/southwest edge of the city of Pasadena and includes eleven resources in the city of South Pasadena. A high concentration of intact buildings from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries represents a broad, eclectic range of architectural styles—influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement centered in Pasadena at the turn of the century—that clearly demonstrate the evolution of residential architecture in Southern California throughout the 1885 to 1938 period of significance.
Winehaven Historic District (Boundary Decrease) amends the 1978 listing of a large commercial wine processing, storage, and shipping facility on the Potrero San Pablo peninsula, on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay. As listed, the district encompassed one hundred acres and fifty-seven resources—a mix of the original winery buildings and structures, and later construction from the district’s adaptive reuse as a Naval Fuel Depot known as Point Molate—and is amended to sixty acres with fifty-two resources. The property, characterized by its industrial campus and company town setting, is significant for its contribution to the early period of winemaking in California and for its distinctive architecture.
The next State Historical Resources Commission meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 30, 2021. Nominations to be heard on the April 30, 2021 agenda will be posted after March 1, 2021.