Endangered Local Landmarks

Connell House : Pebble Beach (Richard Neutra)

Monday, February 23, 2015

NEUTRA UPDATE: EIR Comments Needed

When Monday, February 23, at 6:00 pm

What   EIR Scoping Meeting
Where Pebble Beach Community Services District Office 'Conference Room', 
3101 Forest Lake Road, Pebble Beach 93953-2949
Public Support (your voice and/or public presence) to Demonstrate to EIR Writers and County of Monterey that we STAND BY our determination that this local example of Richard Neutra's work is signification to his architectural lexicon and should not be allowed to be demolished by the current owner for new larger home. 
NOTE the three initial potential impacts that have been identified:
1. Impacts from the demolition of a building listed in the California Register of Historical Resources and eligible for listing under the National Register of Historic Places;
2. Impacts from development on the native sand dune environmentally sensitive habitat;
3. Impacts on views from "public viewing area" including along 17-Mile Drive.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

rip: jerrold e lomax faia

is sad to announce the passing
of one of its founding committee members:

California modernist architect  


Thursday, April 17, 2014

URGENT: We Need Some NEUTRA Noise!

URGENT...VOICES of SUPPORT needed (via email):

It's just around the corner and your voice is needed!
The State Historic Resources Commission will be hearing the nomination for Connell House (1958) by Master Architect Richard Neutra this coming Tuesday, April 22nd at 9am (Asilomar's Kiln Room in Pacific Grove, CA).

We need individual and concise "sound bites" to stress that this house is historic and should remain part of the Monterey Peninsula architectural mid-century legacy and to the world of architecture at large for future generations.

Please include your title / credentials / etc... when you type your name at the end of the message.
Voices from close to home here on the Monterey Peninsula and from around the globe will help!

Ask for your email to be added to the Commissioners' packets and most of all, email ASAP before end of week 04/20.

The email address to put in the "To" box is:
Carol Roland-Nawi, CSHP Officer:

with three vital cc's to:
Ms. Roland-Nawi's assistant: thunter@parks.ca.gov
Jay Correia: Jay.Correia@parks.ca.gov
Amy Crain: Amy.Crain@parks.ca.gov

Thank you for your support!