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Mr. Pat Hathaway, Photo Archivist

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Pacific Grove Gate Circa 1881, Copyright©1998 California ViewsPhoto by C.W.J. Johnson
Photo Accession CV # 78-006-0001
5x7" copy negative
Circa 1881


Pacific Grove Retreat Gate, Circa 1881

This by Charles W. J. Johnson view shows one of the two gates of Pacific Grove, California. The community was founded as a Methodist retreat in 1875.
This gate stood at Lighthouse & Grand Avenues from 1875 to early 1887.
The man in the foreground is Joseph Oscar Johnson who was made superintendent of the Grove Retreat by the Pacific Improvement Company in 1881. We have photographs of Lighthouse Avenue by C.K. Tuttle in 1901 Lovers Point Beach Beach and Hopkins Marine Station on it in 1893. Also the Del Monte train and the Pacific Grove train station. And photographs from the early tent camp days to today.

Holdings: over 3,335 photos of Pacific Grove , Asilomar Conference Grounds, and the Point Pinos Lighthouse and a Aerial photo of Pacific Grove September 10, 1906 by George R. Lawrence in the photo collection. Some other photos of Pacific Grove and Cannery Row, 19th Century and 20th Century Pacific Grove photos, Pacific Grove map collection.
We have over 22,135 photos of Monterey County in the archives.
Lovers Point Pacific Grove photo gallery
Lovers Point Beach 19th Century
Pacific Grove photos by Pat Hathaway

Please click to see more photos of Pacific Grove and over 70 Searchable California Photo galleries with over 700 photos
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This page was first created on May 11, 1996
This page was last updated on October 1, 2014
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