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Carmel Heritage Society Inns of Distinction 2015 - Part 4

Carmel Heritage Society Inns of Distinction 2015 - Part 4, Carmel, California (B)

West Side of Monte Verde Between Ocean and Seventh Attributes: Pet Friendly, Breakfast, On Site Parking

Before I give my best explanation of the history of the Monte Verde Inn I see Cima Collina is pouring

and Terry's Restaurant (Cypress Inn) is providing a perfect pairing to my Cima Collina 2012 Chardonnay tasting, a silver platter of precisely portioned cheese bites.

Okay now I am ready. Here is the background. Let's start with the Sanborn maps shown below from 1924, 1930, 1930 - 1964 of lot 1-4 Block A. I placed them on top of each other so that the changes can be easily seen.

As can be noted from the 1924 Sanborn map there was a structure built at the southwest corner of Ocean and Monte Verde labeled the Monte Verde Apartments. According to A Tribute to Yesterday (p. 96), it was a "wooden home-style structure known as Hotel El Monte Verde," run by owner Mary L. Hamlin. In 1925 the property was sold to Ethel P. Young and managed by Mrs. Young's daughter, Virginia Stanton. Mrs. Stanton was married to Monterey peninsula builder and architect, Robert Stanton. Mrs. Stanton was also the first president of Carmel Heritage Society in 1984. But I digress. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Carmel Heritage Society Inns of Distinction 2015 - Part 4
Guide Location: USA » Carmel
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lynn Momboisse
Read it on Author's Website: http://carmelbytheseaca.blogspot.com/2015/12/17th-annual-carmel-heritage-society_12.html
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Carmel Heritage Society
  • Pine Inn
  • Monte Verde Inn
  • Cypress Inn
  • La Bicyclette
  • Little Napoli
  • Carriage House Inn
  • Tradewinds Carmel