Monterey’s Path of History Tour

Larkin House
Located on Calle Principal Street. Built in 1834 by Thomas Oliver Larkin, a Yankee merchant. Larkin was the first appointed U.S. Consul to California in 1843. Later the Larkin house became the headquarters for the U.S. Military Governor of California, and for a time hosted the office of Walter Colton an American alcalde of Monterey.


A lovely garden adorns the Larkin house.



Old photo circa 1800's, showing General Shermans Headquarters on the left and the Larkin House on the right.

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