John Steinbeck House (Monte Sereno, California)

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John Steinbeck House
John Steinbeck House (Monte Sereno, California) is located in San Jose, California
John Steinbeck House (Monte Sereno, California)
John Steinbeck House (Monte Sereno, California) is located in California
John Steinbeck House (Monte Sereno, California)
John Steinbeck House (Monte Sereno, California) is located in the United States
John Steinbeck House (Monte Sereno, California)
Location16250 Greenwood Ln., Monte Sereno, California
Coordinates37°13′57″N 121°59′55″W / 37.23250°N 121.99861°W / 37.23250; -121.99861Coordinates: 37°13′57″N 121°59′55″W / 37.23250°N 121.99861°W / 37.23250; -121.99861
Area1.6 acres (0.65 ha)
Built byLawrence Case
Architectural styleModern Movement, Ranch Style
NRHP reference #89002117[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 28, 1989

The John Steinbeck House at 16250 Greenwood Lane in Monte Sereno, California, was the home of author John Steinbeck from 1936 to 1938. The house was built in 1936, in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains in what was then part of the town of Los Gatos, California, for Steinbeck and his wife, Carol. While living in the house, Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath and completed Of Mice and Men. The Steinbecks added a guest house to the property after the house's completion; renowned actors, literary agents, and friends of the Steinbecks stayed in the guest house while visiting the couple. In 1938, the Steinbecks left the house, as they felt that its location was no longer as secluded as it had been two years earlier.[2]

The John Steinbeck House was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 28, 1989.[1] Unlike Steinbeck's birthplace in Salinas, California, this house is now a private residence home and is closed to the public.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ Bennett, Mardin (May 29, 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: John Steinbeck House". National Park Service. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "John Steinbeck House - Monte Sereno, CA - U.S. National Register of Historic Places on Waymarking.com". waymarking.com. Retrieved September 13, 2018.

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