Golden Gate Villa

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Golden Gate Villa
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Golden Gate Villa is located in California
Golden Gate Villa
Golden Gate Villa is located in the US
Golden Gate Villa
Location 924 3rd St., Santa Cruz, California
Coordinates 36°58′2″N 122°1′18″W / 36.96722°N 122.02167°W / 36.96722; -122.02167Coordinates: 36°58′2″N 122°1′18″W / 36.96722°N 122.02167°W / 36.96722; -122.02167
Built 1891
Architect Welsh,Thomas J.
Architectural style Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 75000482
Added to NRHP July 24, 1975[1]

The Golden Gate Villa is a Queen Anne style house built in 1891 Santa Cruz, California. The house was designed by San Francisco architect Thomas J. Welsh for Major Frank McLaughlin, a mining engineer and California politician. Visitors to Golden Gate Villa included Theodore Roosevelt and Thomas Edison. In the 1940s the house was operated as a restaurant, the Palais Monte Carlo. After passing through several owners, in 1963 the house was purchased by seafood magnate William W. Durney and his screenwriter wife Dorothy Kingsley, who sold it to the present owner.[2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "The Golden Gate Villa by Susan Dormanen". The Golden Gate Villa. Santa Cruz Public Library. 1991-11-03. 

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