Monterey Colonial architecture
Monterey Colonial is an architectural style developed in Alta California (California while it was still under Mexican rule) involving two stories, porches, a hip roof, and adobe walls. It was supposedly originated by Thomas O. Larkin who had moved from New England to Monterey, California and built the Larkin House in 1835. However, Mariano Vallejo began building another example, the Rancho Petaluma Adobe very soon after.
- Larkin House, in Monterey, California, the first two-story house in California, and the house that initiated the Monterey Colonial style, a U.S. National Historic Landmark
- Mary C. W. Black Studio House, in Monterey, California, one of few residential examples of the style in Monterey
- Jose Maria Alviso Adobe, in Milpitas, California
- Rancho Petaluma Adobe in Petaluma, California
- Jose Eusebio Boronda Adobe in Salinas, California, built in 1846
- James Dillon (September 22, 1976), PDF (32 KB), National Park Service and PDF (32 KB)