House with a View

House with a View (HM1ASP)

Location: Big Sur, CA 93920 Monterey County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 9.603', W 121° 40.403'

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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.
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HM NumberHM1ASP
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Placed ByJulia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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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
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Area Code(s)831
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3150 McWay Waterfall Trail, Big Sur CA 93920, US
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