On Saturday, August 22nd the public was invited to join the fun of a history scavenenger hunt in Historic Downtown Monterey!
It was FREE for participants of all ages and is designed for individuals, families, friends and teams. It gave an opportunity to learn about local history, visit important historic sights, view architectural treasures and public art.
Thanks to all who participated! We will now share the winners:
First Place: Linda Shingu (Individual)
Second Place: Lynn Hamilton / Laura Lee Lienk (Group)
Third Place: Brie Kyler (Individual)
HISTORY HUNT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Cooper Molera Garden – What is the name of the broad leaf tree in the orchard next to the apple tree?
Black Mission Fig
Cooper Adobe – Next to the Cooper adobe is a small red building. What is the building currently used for?
Barns at Cooper-Molera – What did Andrew Molera use the barns for? Who was Andrew Molera? (Hint: look near the large Cypress tree.)
Racehorses and Rooms for jockeys, Capt. Cooper’s grandson
Cooper Molera – How many garden donation banners are posted on the property?
Alta Bakery, Diaz Adobe – What year did the original Pioneer bakery open?
Casa Amesti is an example of American Colonial architecture. The building was completed in about 1850 by Jose Amesti who came here from Spain in what year?
Across from the Larkin House you will see an anchor from a 19th Century sailing ship that sank in what cove in Pebble Beach?
Larkin House – According to a nearby sign, the Larkin House was built in what year?
Larkin House -Whose living quarters are still located in the garden of this house?
William Tecumseh Sherman
House of Four Winds – Who built this building in the 1830’s?
Thomas Oliver Larkin
Monterey Museum of Art – In the sculpture garden next to the museum there are three artists represented. Who designed the park?
Frances Adler Elkins
Colton Hall and Old Jail – One of the men who helped build Colton Hall left some graffiti by the front door. What was his name and what year did he leave his mark?
J.H. Miller, 1849
Attached to Colton Hall is the Old Jail. When was it built?
In front of Colton Hall is a California State Seal. How many ships appear on the seal?
In Friendly Plaza, there is a landmark called the Bertold monument. Who wrote the poem about Monterey?
In a courtyard at Monterey City Hall there is a map of Alta California. Who presented it to the city in 1935?
Casa Serrano – In what year did Florencio Serrano purchase the building What was his profession?
California’s First Theater – What kind of bones frame the front entrance of the building?
Whaling Station – The sidewalk in front of the Whaling Station is made from whale bones. Who built the building in 1847?
Custom House – Displayed at the end of this important building is an essential ship part. What is it, where and when was it found?
Anchor, Monterey Bay, 1944
Casa Soberanes – What color is the gate at the entrance to the property?
Pacific house – With funding from the Mexican government, Thomas Larkin is credited with building this large structure in a style that matched his own home. When was it built?
Near the entrance to Fisherman’s Wharf is a bust of Pietro Ferrante. What was he the leader of?
Robert Louis Stevenson House – Stevenson lived here for a brief time when it was a hotel. What is the name of the hotel?
Bonus Question – Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa – This historic site was once part of a Spanish Rancho owned by the Munras family in 1824. The hotel’s restaurant is named to honor the first owner. What was his name?
don Esteban Munras.