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 6, 2020 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
Chinese Shrimp Camp represents the remains of a shrimp camp occupied by Chinese American fishermen from circa 1870 until circa 1912. The site is located on the eastern edge of San Francisco Bay. At its peak, the camp contained thirty shacks, five wharves, and ten boats. The buildings and structures have been razed, though two earthen jetties remain. As a property type associated with Chinese American labor in the fishing and processing industries, the Chinese Shrimp Camp meets the registration requirements of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California, 1850-1970 Multiple Property Submission.
Hotel Menlo is a seven-story, 1914 Renaissance Revival style hotel in Oakland rehabilitated into sixty-six affordable apartments. The building’s massing forms a modified-W shape, with three prominent wings at the upper stories on the main façade on 13th Street. The narrow wings convey the original hotel use and its association with a substantial group of hotels built in the vicinity in the years between the great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 and the 1915 Pan Pacific International Exposition. The property is significant for its style, constructed with steel frames and materials and techniques that were coming into widespread use nationwide.
Mission Cultural Center is located in the Mission District, a large and diverse neighborhood in the east-central portion of San Francisco. The reinforced concrete building was constructed in 1947 as a furniture store and converted into the cultural center in 1977. The upper portion of the primary and east façades features a large mural depicting Latino cultural themes. As a property significant for its association with the social and ethnic history of the Mission District as a predominately Latino enclave, along with the development of Latino arts in San Francisco in association with California’s Latino cultural center movement of the 1970s, the building meets the Latinos In Twentieth Century California Multiple Property Submission registration requirements for Cultural Centers in the historic context Making a Life: Latinos in the Arts.
North Beach Historic District, located at the northern entrance to San Clemente on El Camino Real, includes four contributing buildings—Aquarium Café (later OC Fresca), Casino San Clemente, San Clemente Theatre (later Miramar Theatre) and San Clemente Bowling Alley—and the previously listed San Clemente Beach Club (later Ole Hanson Beach Club), all Spanish Colonial Revival in style. Collectively referred to as the amusement center, the buildings reflect city founder Ole Hanson’s intent to develop a beachside community that promoted social welfare with unique public amenities such as generously sized open spaces and a variety of recreational facilities, aesthetically modeled on a romanticized version of California history.
Pioneer Oil Refinery, an inactive refinery in Santa Clarita dating from the nineteenth century, comprises two buildings and nine structures. Associated with the birth of the commercial petroleum industry in California, this rare remaining example of an early oil refinery exemplifies the distinguishing characteristics of the type and period, as well as the technological breakthroughs of the 1870s. Standard Oil Company (later Chevron) rehabilitated the refinery in 1930 for interpretive, educational use. Research indicates that Pioneer Oil Refinery is one of the oldest remaining oil refineries in the state, if not the nation.
" target="_blank">Donaldson Futuro is a structural reinforced fiberglass polyester plastic portable home, meant to be easily moved to a desired site, usually by helicopter. Noted for its ellipsoid shaped shell which characterizes its space-age Futuristic architectural style, the Donaldson Futuro is significant as an example of America’s collective confidence as a leader in space flight, technology advancement, and economic prosperity, and for the extensive restoration of a fragile and rare property type. The location in the San Jacinto Mountains is reminiscent of the mountainous setting and general environment comparable to Finnish architect Matti Suuronen’s original design intent.
Buon Gusto Sausage Factory is a 1948 Streamline Moderne/International Style building associated with San Francisco’s Italian-American heritage.
Benicia City Cemetery is one of the oldest municipal cemeteries in California, containing the graves of numerous persons who made outstanding contributions to the history of the city and region, including Benicia's early settlers.
King Edward Hotel is a significant example of early 20th Century Beaux Arts hotel/commercial architecture, the long-term location of the King Eddy Saloon, a business important to the history of downtown Los Angeles, originally operating as a semi-secret "speakeasy" bar during Prohibition.
Oakland Auditorium was the most important site for conventions and events in the city of Oakland from its construction in 1913 until the opening of the Oakland Coliseum in 1966. Its unique design with four primary facades, terra cotta sculptural reliefs and and hinged-arch roof truss system were the result of collaboration between architect John Joseph Donovan, sculptor Alexander Stirling Calder, and engineer Maurice C. Couchot.
Santa Cruz Island Amendment expands the existing historic district to include a portion of the island not included in the original nomination boundary and newly identified sites on the island, accompanied by updated historic context.
Properties nominated to the California Register of Historical Resources
Granite Grammar School is a Spanish Colonial Revival style schoolhouse constructed in 1915, designed by architects George C. Sellon and Alden W. Campbell, for the Sacramento County community of Folsom, named for the community's well-known granite quarries. The school integrated contemporary ideas about school design intended to improve light and ventilation while providing multi-function space.
Properties nominated as California Historical Landmarks
Donaldson Futuro was the first Futuro to arrive in California, the only Futuro in the state until 2015, and the only Futuro in California to have obtained a building permit for residential occupancy. The first serially produced plastic house and the first all-structural glass-reinforced polyester house in California became a notable icon in California space-age architecture. Following the 2002-2004 exterior restoration in San Diego, the Futuro was relocated to a remote site north of Idyllwild followed by an extensive 2004-2012 interior restoration. In recognition of owner Milford Wayne Donaldson’s restoration effort and resulting preservation of this fragile resource, essential to saving the building and raising the profile of the entire family of similar buildings, the property is identified as the Donaldson Futuro.
Properties nominated as Points of Historical Interest
Cambria Chinese Temple is a small board-and-batten wooden building constructed between 1892 and 1895 that served as a central temple and community space for the Chinese community of Cambria and San Luis Obispo County. The building was relocated several times on its lot. The building is significant as a rare surviving example of late 19th century Chinese religious architecture, significant to the Central Coast region where Chinese settlement was sparse compared to California's major cities.
The next State Historical Resources Commission meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 6, 2020. Nominations to be heard on the November 6, 2020 agenda will be posted after September 4, 2020.