Custom House

Custom House (HM1H2O)

Location: Monterey, CA 93940 Monterey County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 36.205', W 121° 53.608'

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Constructed in 1827 by the Mexican government to collect custom duties from foreign shipping, a principal revenue source when Monterey was the capital of Alta California, Mexico's northernmost province. Thomas O. Larkin, US consul to Alta California, contracted with the Mexican government in 1841 to rebuild and enlarge the Custom House. Commodore John Drake Sloat raised the American flag over this building on July 7, 1846 to signal the passing of California from Mexican to American rule. Restored through the efforts of the Native Sons of the Golden West with the assistance of the people of California.
State registered historical landmark No. 1

Registered June 1, 1932

National historic landmark designated 1960
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HM NumberHM1H2O
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
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Marker Number1
Year Placed2014
Placed ByNative Sons of the Golden West and the California State Parks Foundation.
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 1:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 598965 N 4051449
Decimal Degrees36.60341667, -121.89346667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 36.205', W 121° 53.608'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 36' 12.3" N, 121° 53' 36.48" W
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Area Code(s)408, 831
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 155 Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, Monterey CA 93940, US
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