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Larkin House, Monterey

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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.
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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...  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  more »
  • 2nd visit! Too bad not open!
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