The Larkin House is a historic house at 464 Calle Principal in Monterey, California. Built in 1835 by Thomas O. Larkin, it is claimed to be the first two-story house in all of California, with a design combining Spanish Colonial building methods with New England architectural features to create the popular Monterey Colonial style of architecture. The Larkin House is both a National and a California Historical Landmark, and is a featured property of Monterey State Historic Park.Arrange to visit Larkin House and other attractions in Monterey using our Monterey journey maker tool.
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Great spot on the “path of history “ tour in Monterey. Worth a look and if you can go into the gardens that is an added bonus. Just lovely. It is known as the prototype for Monterey Colonial...
Great spot on the “path of history “ tour in Monterey. Worth a look and if you can go into the gardens that is an added bonus. Just lovely. It is known as the prototype for Monterey Colonial... more »
If you want a break from the tourist crowds you can do the historic trail in Monterey. Nothing too special, but it's a nice walking activity around town
If you want a break from the tourist crowds you can do the historic trail in Monterey. Nothing too special, but it's a nice walking activity around town more »
Very pleasant to be hanging around history. Larkin House and Sherman's Quarters offer a quiet garden with many benches. This small adobe was built in 1834 by Thomas Oliver Larkin and has changed little from its construction. In 1847, it was the quarters of Lieutenant William T. Sherman who was in charge of troops constructing a fort on the site of today's Presidio Military Reservation. Sherman would eventually achieve the rank of General in the American Civil War.
Larkin house is a hidden treasure Garden of Solace and Silent Lucidity. At this time it's a good place reflect and enjoy by oneself or another. Places like this will make one's solitude and isolation feel like not only a need but a fulfillment.
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