Julia Morgan 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 United States
Julia Morgan House
Location3731 T St., Sacramento, California
Coordinates38°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
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
ArchitectMorgan, Julia
Architectural styleMediterranean Revival; late 19th- and 20th-century Revivals
NRHP reference No.82002230[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 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, Charles Goethe hired Julia Morgan 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, Sacramento.[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 corporate and business meetings.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Julia Morgan House & Gardens in Sacramento". Archived from the original on April 3, 2007. Retrieved August 9, 2010.
  3. ^ Platt, Tony (March 1, 2004). "The Racist Money-Bags Behind Sacramento State University". History News Network. Retrieved August 9, 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "Charles M. Goethe Timeline". California State University Sacramento Library. Retrieved August 9, 2010.
  5. ^ Sandoval, Timothy (February 24, 2010). "The State Hornet - Vacant mansion costs Sac State $40,000 a year for upkeep". The State Hornet. Retrieved August 9, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "National Register of Historical Places - CALIFORNIA (CA), Sacramento County". nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com. Retrieved August 9, 2010.