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Colton Hall
Colton Hall is the building where California's first constitution was written and adopted in 1849. The hall was built by Walter Colton the first American Alcalde around 1847. Colton Hall now serves as Monterey's City Hall. The old jail built in 1854 is located right next to Colton Hall is mentioned in John Steinbeck's Book Tortilla Flat. Colton Hall is Located on Pacific Street between Madison and Pacific Street.


The old Jail served as the city jail until 1956

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