Point Pinos Lighthouse Oil House

Point Pinos Lighthouse Oil House (HM179Q)

Location: Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Monterey County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 38.006', W 121° 56.008'

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"The Oil House"
The structure you see before you is a fuel storage house commonly referred to as an ?oil house'. This oil house was constructed in 1899.

In the 1880's, before the conversion to electricity in 1919, the lighthouse signal lanterns were lighted by burning very volatile fuels such as kerosene. The high volatility caused several accidents and eventually forced the Lighthouse Board to build fuel storage houses away from the lighthouses and the keeper's living quarters. (Note the heavy iron door that was additional protection in the event of an explosion)

Our Point Pinos oil house is now being utilized as a workshop by the lighthouse restoration team.
HM NumberHM179Q
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 3:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 595351 N 4054738
Decimal Degrees36.63343333, -121.93346667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 38.006', W 121° 56.008'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 38' 0.36" N, 121° 56' 0.48" W
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Area Code(s)831
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 90 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove CA 93950, US
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