John Steinbeck and the Lara-Soto Adobe

John Steinbeck and the Lara-Soto Adobe (HM170P)

Location: Monterey, CA 93940 Monterey County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 35.967', W 121° 53.81'

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In October 1944, John Steinbeck, his second wife Gwyn, and their infant son Thom returned to Monterey. On November 10, 1944 they moved into the Lara-Soto Adobe, "a house I have wanted since I was a little kid."

Here he wrote The Pearl, a parable based on a story heard while on the Sea of Cortez trip with marine biologist Edward F. Ricketts.

The Steinbecks left for Mexico in April 1945 to help film The Pearl and never returned to the adobe.

Steinbeck was living in this adobe when his book Cannery Row was published in January 1945

This monument was dedicated on November 10, 1994
The Cannery Row Foundation.
HM NumberHM170P
Year Placed1994
Placed ByThe Cannery Row Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 598669 N 4051005
Decimal Degrees36.59945000, -121.89683333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 35.967', W 121° 53.81'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 35' 58.02" N, 121° 53' 48.60" W
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Area Code(s)408, 831
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 460 Pierce St, Monterey CA 93940, US
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