House with a View

House with a View (HM1ASP)

Location: Big Sur, CA 93920 Monterey County
Buy California State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 36° 9.603', W 121° 40.403'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
A luxurious home enjoyed magnificent views from this site.

These walls and terraces are all that remain of a residence built in 1940 for Lathrop and Helen Hooper Brown. The Browns decorated the house with art by Degas, Dufy and Gauguin. They left the ranch for Florida in 1956, never to return. Lathrop died there in 1956 at age 76.

Helen gave Saddle Rock Ranch to the people of California as a State Park in 1961. She specified that the park be named in memory of her friend, Julia Pfeiffer Burns, "a true pioneer." The State was unable to use the house for a "public purpose," and it was demolished in 1966 to comply with the requirements of Mrs. Brown's gift deed.
Placed ByJulia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 619326 N 4002515
Decimal Degrees36.16005000, -121.67338333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 9.603', W 121° 40.403'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 9' 36.18" N, 121° 40' 24.18" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)831
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3150 McWay Waterfall Trail, Big Sur CA 93920, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?