Julia Morgan House

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Goethe House
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Julia Morgan House is located in Sacramento, California
Julia Morgan House
Julia Morgan House is located in California
Julia Morgan House
Julia Morgan House is located in the US
Julia Morgan House
Location 3731 T St., Sacramento, California
Coordinates 38°33′33.40″N 121°27′37.62″W / 38.5592778°N 121.4604500°W / 38.5592778; -121.4604500Coordinates: 38°33′33.40″N 121°27′37.62″W / 38.5592778°N 121.4604500°W / 38.5592778; -121.4604500
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1924
Architect Morgan,Julia
Architectural style Mediterranean Revival; Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
NRHP Reference # 82002230[1]
Added to NRHP February 19, 1982

The Julia Morgan House is a Mediterranean Revival mansion, located in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Sacramento, California, constructed by Julia Morgan, the first woman licensed to practice architecture in California,.[2] The home, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was gifted to Sacramento State University by Charles Goethe after his death in 1966.[3]


In 1918, Julia Morgan was hired to draw plans for the house.[4] When Goethe died in 1966 he bequeathed the house along with his library, papers, and a large monetary donation to California State University, California.[5] Since then, University Enterprises, Inc. has maintained it.

Recent history[edit]

In 1982 the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places due to its historic nature.[4][6] Part of said historic nature is the fact that it is the only example of Morgan's domestic architecture in the Sacramento area.[2] In 1999, the home was remodeled and its name was formally changed to the Julia Morgan House.[4] In 2014, the house was remodeled to include business meeting and conference facilities./> The house is currently used by the university to hold events by faculty or campus staff or can be rented for weddings, corporate meetings, and public events.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Julia Morgan House & Gardens in Sacramento". Archived from the original on 3 April 2007. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Platt, Tony (3-1-04). "The Racist Money-Bags Behind Sacramento State University". History News Network. Retrieved 9 August 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ a b c "Charles M. Goethe Timeline". California State University Sacramento Library. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Sandoval, Timothy (2010-02-24). "The State Hornet - Vacant mansion costs Sac State $40,000 a year for upkeep". The State Hornet. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "National Register of Historical Places - CALIFORNIA (CA), Sacramento County". nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com. Retrieved 9 August 2010.