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Asilomar Conference Grounds




Asilomar Conference Grounds





A National Historic Landmark
Monterey County, CA
Listed: 02/27/1987

Asilomar (Spanish for "retreat" or "refuge by the sea") was designed as the Young Women's Christian Association's national camp and conference grounds in the West. It is significant for its role in the work of the Association and in the development of the Monterey peninsula as a resort area. It is also notable architecturally, as an example of its style and as an outstanding work by Julia Morgan, a noted California architect, who was one of the first women to achieve eminence in the architectural profession in the United States.
The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), which pioneered in recreation and leadership training for young women, established Asilomar in 1913. Previously, the YWCA's western conferences had been held at Mills College, near Oakland, California, in 1897; at the Hotel Capitola ("Guardamar"), in Santa Cruz, which burned in 1912, in 1900-11; and in tents at the "hacienda" of Mrs. Phoebe Apperson Hearst, of the publishing family, in 1912. In 1913, Mrs. Hearst, a vigorous supporter of the YWCA movement, motivated the Pacific Improvement Company (a predecessor of the present-day Del Monte interests), to donate to the "YW" 30 undeveloped seaside acres in Pacific Grove that became the nucleus of Asilomar.
The task of developing Asilomar fell to Julia Morgan (1872-1957). Morgan was the first woman to receive an architect's license in California. She had also been the first woman accepted in the architecture section of L'Ecole de Beaux- Arts in Paris. When she took on the Asilomar project, Morgan had already designed the main buildings at Mills College and additions to Mrs. Hearst's "hacienda."
The historic core of the Asilomar Conference Grounds contains 11 buildings, all designed by the noted American architect, Julia Morgan, in a rustic "Craftsman" mode intended to fit sensitively into the scenic oceanside location. Built among the dunes and Monterey pines of Asilomar Beach, the buildings utilize compatible materials such as redwood shingles and shakes, exposed stone foundations, porch piers, and fireplaces.
The focal point of the complex is the large circle flanked on the three land sides by the Administration Building (east), the Chapel (north), and the Crocker Dining Hall (south). Dormitory facilities lie to the east and north of this core. Access roadways, following Morgan's plan, wind through the complex from the massive stone entrance gates, also designed by her; retaining walls are of exposed stone; and pathways are often lined with stone where they cut into the grade. New constructionhas occurred around the edges of the historic core. It does not obscure the view from the historic structures to the sea.
The features that remain from the historic period are: the Entrance Gates (1913), Administration Building (Phoebe A. Hearst Social Hall) (1913), Crocker Dining Hall (Mary A. Crocker Kitchen and Dining Room) (1918), Memorial Chapel (1915), The Lodge (Visitor's Lodge) (about 1918), Scripps Lodge (1927-28), Viewpoint (originally the "Health Cottage") (about 1918), Hilltop ("Stuck-Up Inn") ("House of Happiness") (about 1918), Outside Inn (about 1913), Merrill Hall (1927-28), Tide Inn ("Pirates Inn") ("Reserve Cottage") (1923), Pinecrest (David Visel's Cottage) (1927-28), Along with the road plan, the Morgan-era structures are all judged to contribute to the historic significance of the complex.











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