Old Whaling Station and First Brick House, Monterey

Old Whaling Station and First Brick House, Monterey

The Old Whaling Station and First Brick House are within the confines of Monterey State Historic Park. The location inside this landmark makes it easier to appreciate the beautiful surroundings. Both buildings are monuments to Monterey's past and perfect ways to learn more about the area's background.

The Old Whaling Station building goes back to 1847 when it was originally used as a private home. The Old Monterey Whaling Company acquired this building in 1855 for employee housing and its headquarters. Visitors will enjoy seeing the front walkway, which was constructed of whale vertebrae.

Another treasure next to the Old Whaling Station dating to 1847 is the First Brick House, which Gallant Dickenson constructed. It was the first structure built by bricks in California. However, the original owner left to prospect for gold, leaving the home's interior unfinished. Although part of the state historic park today, the building has been used as a restaurant in the past.

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Old Whaling Station and First Brick House on Map

Sight Name: Old Whaling Station and First Brick House
Sight Location: Monterey, USA (See walking tours in Monterey)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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