February 1, 2018

Carmel's historic buildings


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CARMEL'S HISTORIC BUILDINGS

Church of the Wayfarer  Lincoln St./7th Ave., (831) 624-3550.  17 Service Sun at 10am. 

The oldest church in Carmel village, this United Methodist Church was founded in 1904.  It has a tall steeple and a functioning church bell and holds the peninsula’s finest pipe organ.  If you look closely at the stained glass windows, you can find a whale and some otters.  A Biblical garden has labeled plants.
exterior of Church of the Wayfarer in Carmel, California
exterior of Church of the Wayfarer in Carmel, California


interior of Church of the Wayfarer in Carmel, California
interior of Church of the Wayfarer in Carmel, California


City Hall  Monte Verde St., between Ocean and 7th aves., 831-620-2000.  M-F 8am-5pm. 

This rustic building is probably most famous for once being known as “Clint’s Place.”  That was for the period of 1986 to 1988 when actor/director Clint Eastwood was city mayor.  His campaign was built on  "Bringing the Community Together," and people did enjoy having him in office.
exterior of City Hall in Carmel, California
exterior of City Hall in Carmel, California


The First Murphy House  SW Corner of Lincoln St. and 6th Ave., (831) 624-4447. 

This historic house was moved here from a few blocks away.  It was the first of more than 300 town structures built by M.J. Murphy.  Located at the edge of First Murphy Park, it features historic town exhibits and a growing research library.  Outside in front is an unusual weathered-wood milk shrine that was used until the 1950s.
exterior of The First Murphy House in Carmel, California
exterior of The First Murphy House in Carmel, California


milk shrine at The First Murphy House in Carmel, California
milk shrine at The First Murphy House in Carmel, California


Harrison Memorial Library  Ocean Ave./Lincoln St., (831) 624-7323.  M & Sat 1-5, Tu 11-8, W-Thur 11-6. 

Designed by Bernard Maybeck and built by M.J Murphy, this club-like library is considered the heart and soul of Carmel.  It has plenty of benches in its large front garden and is a great place to sit and read a book.  Free Wi-Fi and Internet work stations are available inside.
exterior of Harrison Memorial Library in Carmel, California
exterior of Harrison Memorial Library in Carmel, California

 
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images ©2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers


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