The Steinbeck House

The Steinbeck House (HMGO7)

Location: Salinas, CA 93901 Monterey County
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N 36° 40.6', W 121° 39.555'

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132 Central Avenue

— Salinas, California —

This beautiful Victorian was built by merchant J. J. Conner in 1897, and sold at the turn of the century to John Ernst and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. On February 27,1902 John Steinbeck was born in what is now the reception room. He remained a resident of the house until he left for Stanford University at age 17, returning home at various times. He wrote his first short stories and the novels "The Red Pony" and "Tortilla Flat" from behind the upstairs front window.

John Steinbeck was honored with the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for the "Grapes of Wrath" in 1940, and the Nobel prize in literature in 1962.

In 1973 the Valley Guild, a group of prominate women, purchased the house to preserve this literary landmark.
HM NumberHMGO7
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker NumberN2098
Year Placed1995
Placed ByMonterey Viejo Chapter 1846 E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 3:36am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 619801 N 4059842
Decimal Degrees36.67666667, -121.65925000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 40.6', W 121° 39.555'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 40' 36.00" N, 121° 39' 33.30" W
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Area Code(s)831
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 132 Central Ave, Salinas CA 93901, US
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