Joaquin Miller House

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Joaquin Miller House
Joaquin Miller House (Oakland, CA).JPG
The house in 2008
Joaquin Miller House is located in California
Joaquin Miller House
Location 3300 Joaquin Miller Rd., Oakland, California
Coordinates 37°48′45″N 122°11′8″W / 37.81250°N 122.18556°W / 37.81250; -122.18556Coordinates: 37°48′45″N 122°11′8″W / 37.81250°N 122.18556°W / 37.81250; -122.18556
Area Oakland Hills
Built 1886
Architect Joaquin Miller
Architectural style Victorian
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 66000204


Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[2]
Designated NHL December 29, 1962[3]
Designated CHISL 1933

Joaquin Miller House, also known as The Abbey and The Hights, in Oakland, California, United States was the home of poet Joaquin Miller.

Joaquin Miller[edit]

From 1886 to his death in 1913, Joaquin Miller resided on a hill in Oakland, in a home he called "The Hights" [sic]. He planted the surrounding trees and he personally built, on the eminence to the north, his own funeral pyre (not used) and monuments dedicated to Moses, explorer General John C. Frémont, and the poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The Japanese poet Yone Noguchi began his literary career while living in the cabin adjoining Millers' during the latter half of the 1890s.


The Hights was purchased by the city of Oakland in 1919.[4] It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1962.[3][5] The simple Victorian style house is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.

The Joaquin Miller House is located within Joaquin Miller Park, at Joaquin Miller Road and Sanborn Drive in the Oakland Hills.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Joaquin Miller Home". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Joaquin Miller House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  4. ^ "Alameda California Historical Landmarks". Office of Historic Preservation. Retrieved November 2, 2005. 
  5. ^ James Dillon (September 23, 1976) National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Joaquin Miller House (The Abbey) / The Abbey, National Park Service and Accompanying 10 photos, exterior, from 1975 and undated.