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Colton Hall

Identification

Colton Hall
Monterey City Hall
1147961

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
sandstone
exposed structure
white
neo-classicism

Usages

governmental office
museum

Facts

  • As the Alcade of Monterey, Rev. Walter Colton erected the Hall with funds raised by subscription, with fines imposed in his court, and through prison labor.
  • While Monterey was the county seat of Monterey County, from 1850 to 1873, the building served as the county courthouse.
  • California's first constitutional convention was held here from September 1 to October 13, 1849, where 48 delegates gathered on the second floor to form the country's 31st state.
  • Named for Walter Colton (1797-1851), chaplain in the U.S. Navy, and co-publisher of California's first newspaper, The Californian.
  • This is the oldest continually used municipal building in California.
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Location

580 Pacific Street
580 Pacific Street
93940
Monterey
California
U.S.A.

Technical Data

24.67 ft
32.00 ft
76.00 ft
2
1847
1849
1949

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • State/province landmark
  • National landmark
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