Friday, January 22, 2016

Carmel-by-the-Sea - Jane Powers Walkway Loop Plus Carmel Beach Walking Tour - Part 1

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, a one square mile of village, is a plethora of walking possibilities with pleasurable panoramas.  This 2 mile round trip self-guided walking tour begins at 5th Avenue Deli, takes in the Fourth Street Trellis to view Mary Austin's Rose Cottage, then south toward the ocean to Palou Avenue which leads to the Jane Powers Walkway.

Jane will guide us to the Fourth Street steps of northern Carmel Beach. (Note: if you plan on walking on Carmel Beach check the tide report first for low tide and plan your walk accordingly.) We will return to 5th Avenue Deli via Fourth Avenue's Riparian Habitat Restoration passing Robinson and Una Jeffers first residence in Carmel on Monte Verde.  You won't see it unless I tell you where it is.

Here is a video of some of the highlights of this walk. 

 Our walk begins at the 5th Avenue Deli, south side of Fifth Avenue between San Carlos and Dolores, just north of the Carmel Post Office. 

 The aroma of the soup du jour wafting out of the entrance will entice you to visit for   

a coffee, or something more substantial from their extensive sandwich, salad or taco bar.

Call your order in ahead and have it waiting for you when you walk by. 5th Avenue Deli, is a family business that has been serving our community since 1991 - they won't disappoint.

With your provisions in hand set out west on Fifth Avenue past the Carmel Post Office, where Carmelites who live within the one square mile of village are required to visit in order to pick up their mail. 

The Bill Bates cartoon which hangs in the post office lobby is an accurate pictorial description. But I the corner of Dolores, cross Fifth Avenue to Carmelita Park.  

This tiny quiet oasis is a testament to the brilliance of Carmel-by-the-Sea's urban planning. Those picnic tables - they hide the entrance to a 100-car underground parking garage which services three senior housing buildings in town, Haseltine Court, Trevvett court and the adjacent Norton Court.  All are run by Carmel Foundation a remarkable organization for us Carmelites over 55 years of age.  

At Fifth Avenue and Lincoln turn right on to Lincoln.  Keep right of the trees which line the center of the street.  Trees trump cars in Carmel - so where ever they grow they command the right of way. If you are taller than I am (five feet on a good day) watch your head.  

I am not kidding when I make that statement.  In fact when you come to the end of this block, at Fourth Avenue and Lincoln the road gives way to a walkway.  Leave the roadway and enter the path and, as I said, watch your head.

For my Geocache friends there is a real tough one here called Lincoln Street Trestle. If you have extra time you might try your luck on this cache. I have found almost every cache in town - this one still alludes me. 

A short way down this path, before you reach the bench or wooden trestle ahead, 

stop and take a look to your left through the two trees, between the phone lines, above the roof of the brown house in the picture above is the best view of Rose Cottage, home of early Carmel bohemian, and author, Mary Austin.  

Mary Hunter was born in 1868 in Illinois.  She married Stafford Wallace Austin in 1891.  They had one child, Ruth, born in 1892 with a mental disability.  Ruth was institutionalized in 1905, the same year Mary's marriage to Stafford dissolved.

During the early 1900's, Mary began to seriously pursue writing.  While researching her novel Isidro in 1902 she visited Carmel. In 1904 Mary met George Sterling, and it would be her friendship with George that would bring her to Carmel to live in 1907.

Mary purchased a lot from Carmel Development Company on Lincoln Street north of Fourth Avenue.  Not having the funds to build a home on her lot at the time, she built what she called a "wick-i-up." Most mornings she would climb the wooden steps to the deck of the "wick-i-up" high in the pine trees.  It was there that she did her writing.

In 1911 Mary hired Carmel's master builder, M. J. Murphy to design her a home on the property.  The picture above shows the house sometime before April 1915.  Between 1911 and 1914, Mary Austin wrote at least six books and a play while living in this home. 

Subsequent owners have made additions and renovations over the years.  Today a portion of the ground floor is all that remains of the original M. J. Murphy design.  

Continue along the asphalt walkway, and pause for a moment to read the memorial on the park bench to Spike, 

"the coolest cat ever who lived at the foot bridge." 

Cross the wooden trellis to an open space

called Gill's Foot Path Park. Cross through this park to the
street on the other side. Looking back toward the wooden trellis you will view the scene shown below.  The bench and the "wood sculpture" to the left are part of Gill's Foot  Path Park. Walk down the little path on the right. 

This bring's you to the upper Lincoln Street gate of Mary Austin's house, Rose Cottage.  

Back out to Gill's Foot Path Park, take
 the stone and rock stairway 

to the street below.

It is here you will find the lower Lincoln Street gate of Mary Austin's house, Rose Cottage. With those kind of directions, how would you like to be a UPS driver in Carmel?  

We are now below the wooden trellis and back on Fourth Avenue heading west.  At the intersection of Fourth Avenue, Monte Verde, and Palou Avenue continue westward toward the ocean on Palou Avenue.  

To your right is Nonesuch, a 1500 square foot vacation rental that actually is renting within Carmel restrictions (which are a 30 day minimum).

Originally this home was built as an artist studio in 1933. It no longer looks anything like the original, but at an average of $333 per night, such a deal, don't you think?

Continue west on Palou Avenue, at the intersection of  N. Casanova Street turn right to see the front of the historic Comstock home, Sunwise Turn Cottage.  

This Tudor style cottage was built in 1929 by Hugh Comstock for Elspeth Rose who ran an antique shop on Ocean Avenue. 

Hugh Comstock is known in Carmel for his "Storybook" style architecture.  The majority of his "Storybook" cottages are located in the Historical Hill District of Carmel.  Please see this post for a self-guided walking tour of  the Historical Hill District. 

By the front door of Sunwise Turn the current owner has placed a miniature milk shrine. 

The milk shrine concept was created by Perry McDonald who opened the first commercial dairy in Carmel in 1916. McDonald placed these structures about every block and a half throughout the village. Customers left their money, empty milk jug, and a piece of paper with their order on the self and McDonald would service the shrines daily filling the order. Brilliant idea.   

An original milk shrine still exists in front of First Murphy House on the west side of Lincoln between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.  

Walk back on N. Casanova to Palou Avenue and turn right. 

This will lead you to the back of Sunwise Turn Cottage (shown above) and the entry to the Jane Powers Walkway (shown below).

Jane Gallatin Powers 

Jane Gallatin was born in Sacramento in 1868. When she was nine years old her family moved into the house at 1526 H Street.  

That was this house (shown above), the historic Governor's Mansion of California, built in 1877 for her father Albert Gallatin, a partner in the Sacramento hardware store of Huntington & Hopkins. 

Albert Gallatin's wealth made it possible for Jane to travel to Europe frequently.  It is there that she developed a love for art and painting. 

In 1891 Jane married Frank Powers, a San Francisco attorney.  In 1899, in lieu of being paid cash for some legal work, Frank was given a piece of land in what was the burgeoning village of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

At Carmel's Centennial Launch January 8, 2016, Kirk Gafill (shown above at the Centennial), the great-great-grandson of Frank Powers spoke about his great-great-grandfathers first visit to Carmel to check out his new property around 1899.  

"He took the train down to Monterey, and the stage coach over what was then Monterey Hill and camped out by what was then the ruins of Carmel Mission.  He woke up in the morning with the fog, walked around the ruins, wandered over through the pine trees down to the beach and saw the dunes and realized it was a very special place and in fact there was some value to the legal bill he had just collected on. By 1902 he had amassed about 80% of what is now the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea."   

"Frank and Jane Powers at one time held deeds to more than 1600 Carmel lots, and had their pick of any of them for their personal residence and art studio.  They chose to live among the sand dunes west of San Antonio Avenue, which already contained a ranch house and log barn, thanks to Irish pioneers who sixty years earlier decided that this spot was perfect, the end of the rainbow." (1)

On March 16, 1904, Frank H. Powers signed the deed taking possession of the ranch house and log barn from Ann Murphy. In Part 2 of the Jane Powers Walkway Loop Walking Tour we will walk by these properties

Jane Powers Walkway 

On May 29, 1999, Carmel Heritage Society dedicated a walkway that stretched from the middle of the block on Palou Avenue between Fourth Avenue and Second Avenue to N. San Antonio Avenue.  I have highlighted the walkway in yellow (above) on the 1906 Survey Map of Carmel-by-the-Sea filed by Carmel Development Co. in 1907.  

There was not much made of the dedication.  No article in the Pine Cone.  The only record is a wonderful video made by Carmel Heritage Society on the day of the dedication. I hope some day that this will be able to be shown publicly.  It featured short speeches by then Councilwoman Barbara Livingston, then President of Carmel Heritage, Jim Gallagher and the great-great-granddaughter of Jane Powers, artist Erin Gafill.  Erin and her uncle Seth Ulman cut the ribbon to the walkway.  Seth who is Jane's grandson, met his grandmother for the first time in Rome when it was being liberated from Germany, at the time he was a 24 year old medic with the US Army.  
The Jane Powers Walkway dedicated in 1999 very likely would have been the very same path Jane Powers would have taken from her home, The Dunes, to visit her friend Mary Austin in the early 1900's.

On this walk we will take the walkway in the opposite direction pausing to view interesting homes along the way. 
So now, we are on our way again. 

Head west toward the beach where Jane called home.  On the right as you enter the walkway is a house called Home

Very simply it is what we all want, a roof over our head, a place to call home.  This board and batten house with redwood siding was built in 1921 and is one of almost 300 homes listed on the Carmel Historical Resources Inventory. The architect and builder are listed as unknown.  So why is this home so important? It is a great example of a working class home in Carmel-by-the-Sea during the 1920's and was the home of Jennie Coleman.

In 1907, Jennie Coleman, a widow, relocated from New York to Carmel and became the managing owner of the Candy Kitchen on Ocean Avenue. Not stopping with that, Jennie went into real estate.  But wait there is more! Jennie was one of the original signers of the petition to incorporate Carmel in 1916.  In 1921 she moved into her Home

As you progress down this first corridor of the Jane Powers Walkway, the metal roadrunner fence decoration signals that you have arrived at DragonsFyre, a three story house built in 1999.  The "paparazzi" gate off the Jane Powers Walkway

is topped with a pair of dragons, and the fountain in the zen fire garden behind the gate drowns out the sound of the surf crashing a few blocks in the distance. 

If the VRBO advertisement it true, this place rents for a cool $388 per night.  

Lopez Avenue where you now stand, consists of only two short blocks.  From an architectural point of view they are quite interesting. On the west side just south of the Jane Powers Walkway are three unique houses designed by "Bay Area Style" architect Albert Henry Hill in 1961.  

The house above started out as Hill's vacation home.  By 1971 it had become his personal residence.  It remained in the Hill family until December of 2015 when it sold for $1,558,107.  The Kruse House to the north, which almost looks like an extension of Hill's house, was built for his business partner John Kruse and remains in the Kruse family. 

The third house of the Hill trilogy has the steeply angled folded roof and is shown above.  

To the north side of the Jane Powers Walkway as you enter from Lopez going west is By the Sea (shown above). This American Foursquare style home was built in 1905. Surely this house was passed by Jane Powers frequently.

At the entrance of Jane Powers Walkway on Camino Real
is a cute little Craftsman style home built in 1920 called Sunshine Cottage.  The original owner is identified by the 1920 Census as Blanche M. Ayles a proprietor and teacher. This one bedroom cottage is listed on Airbnb as a rental for $275 a night.   

On your last corridor block of the Jane Powers Walkway (between Carmelo and San Antonio) be prepared for watch dog "Anne." I actually have no idea what her or his name is but it is always the name that comes to mind when she greets me. Her name is probably Frank, but I have never made this walk, no matter how early in the morning, without "Anne" greeting me. I actually think she likes me because she always gives me a big humph after barking at me, as if to say - "oh it is you again."    

Immediately after chatting with "Anne" as you exit the Jane Powers Walkway you will get your first view of Pescadero Point at Pebble Beach. A view that I am sure Jane was well familiar with, since her artist studio is straight ahead of you.

See that chimney in the center of the picture above, that is part of the oldest dwelling in Carmel, built c. 1846 by Matthew M. Murphy a sea captain from Boston. He built this for his nephew John and his nephew's wife Ann who ran a dairy from this location between 1867 and 1871.  

This is where I leave you for Part 1 of the Jane Powers Walkway Loop Walking Tour.  Part 2 with pick it up from here.  Take us down to the Carmel Beach and back to where we started, the 5th Avenue Deli.  

For other Self-Guided Walking Tours see my  Index

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(1) History of Murphy-Powers-Comstock Barn/Studio, prepared by Kirstie Wilde, April 12, 1993.
Photography by L. A. Momboisse unless listed below:

Photograph of Mary Austin c. 1900 taken by Charles Fletcher Lummis - Wikipedia

Photograph of Mary Austin and James Hopper in her "wick'i-up," near her home at Fourth and Lincoln. (Photo from Harrison Memorial Library History Department).

Photograph of Mary Austin House in Carmel on Lincoln north of Fourth from The Book News Monthly, April 1915 (Harrison Memorial Library History Department).

Photograph of Frank Powers and Jane Gallatin Powers from Carmel City Hall Records - History of Murphy-Powers-Comstock Barn/Studio, prepared by Kirstie Wilde, April 12, 1993 - photographs from Erin Lee Gafill Collection. 

Portion of Map of Carmel surveyed December 1906, filed at the request of F. H. Powers (Carmel Development Co.) August 12, 1907. From the Harrison Memorial Library History Department.  

Carmel-by-the-Sea Jane Powers Walkway Loop Plus Carmel Beach Walking Tour - Part 2

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Here are some video highlights of the walk. 

We left off in Part 1 at the exit of the Jane Powers Walkway onto N. San Antonio.  

Take caution when crossing this street. It is heavily traveled as it is the entrance to Pebble Beach from Carmel.  

Carmel Gate to Pebble Beach
(1/4 mile add on) 

If time permits you may add this 1/4 mile addition to your walk.  Cross N. San Antonio and take a right. This pedestrian walkway was developed in 2010 to connect the Del Monte Forest trail system to Carmel Beach as part of the California Coastal Trail.

Walk past some pretty pricey homes and check out their view of Pescadero Point.

Enter into Pebble Beach via the Carmel Gate.  Walkers do not have to pay to enter.  If you are interested in getting a map of Pebble Beach for another time, just ask for one at the gate.  

You are now on the California Coastal Trail, Pebble Beach Section.

A little further on your right is the entrance for walkers ONLY AFTER GOLF HOURS, and only on golf cart paths to the 10th and 11th hole at Pebble Beach.  Rules are clearly (sort of, sorry) posted. 

The best time to take this in, is during the summer after golf has ended for the day. 

At the bend, cross the street to the entrance to the Redondo Real Trail.  This is part of the Del Monte Forest Hiking and Equestrian Trails.  But this will have to wait for another adventure. 

Reverse your steps back past the Carmel Gate to Pebble Beach and back to the exit of the Jane Powers Walkway on N. San Antonio and we pick up our regularly scheduled walk below. 

Oldest Homes in Carmel
Murphy/Powers Home
 Murphy Barn/Powers Studio 

As I wrote about in Part 1 of this walking tour, Frank H. Powers signed the deed to the ranch house and log barn on the west side of N. San Antonio, March 16, 1904, taking possession from Ann Murphy. 

But let's rewind a half a century. Ann Murphy was born in Ireland, her husband John Monroe Murphy was born in the United States. They married in Boston on September 18, 1853.  After begetting four children they headed west. Four more children were born in northern and central California and their last two children born in Monterey.  Eight children survived to become some of the first citizens of Carmel.  

John and Ann, along with their eight children made a homestead squatting on 92 acres of what would become Carmel.  John's uncle Matthew Murphy, a sea captain by trade, built the house and barn on the northern dunes of what is now Carmel Beach.

In 1875, after a survey had been completed, John Murphy was allowed to formalize their family claim by paying the U.S. Government $1.25 per acre.  On May 20, 1875, John Murphy received patent deeds for his land signed by President Ulysses S. Grant.   

Now fast forward to 1904, Ann Murphy, a widow, sold her property on Carmel beach to Frank Powers.

The picture above is of the Murphy Barn after Frank and Jane took possession. Frank is to the left and Jane to the far right.  Jane remodeled the barn into Carmel's first art studio. In 1905 Jane became a founding member and Vice-President of the Arts and Crafts Club of Carmel which was the precursor of the Carmel Art Association.

After the 1906 earthquake Jane convinced many of her artists friends to move to Carmel. Jane strongly influenced the promotion of Carmel as a colony for artists throughout her tenure as a resident.  Both Frank and Jane were major influences on the development of Carmel. By 1910, eleven years after Frank obtained his first piece of land in Carmel as payment for a legal bill, there were 375 homes built in Carmel, many built by citizens whose life work was connected with the arts in some form. 

In 1909, Wilhelm Heinrich Funk was commissioned to paint a portrait of Jane Powers.  Something happened between Jane and Wilhelm that may have been more than a friendship. Whatever it was, it was enough to make Frank Powers rewrite his will in 1914 leaving his wife a fixed monthly income and a homestead in either their San Francisco or Carmel home.  

Now, if you stand outside the gate of the first driveway south of the Jane Powers Walkway on N. San Antonio, you are standing just south of what is left of the Murphy Barn/Jane Powers Art Studio. The structure is behind the gate shown in the picture above. 

If you squint just right while looking through the bushes above the fence, and the wind is blowing in the westerly direction you can get a filtered view of Jane's art studio. Though it has been renovated over the years, the resemblance to the original is there.  

Continuing south on N. San Antonio when you come to the next driveway you will see  c'est la view

C'est la view may remind you of the architectural style Albert Henry Hill used on his trilogy of homes on Lopez. It should, Hill built this in 1971 for the current owners who also own the property to the south, the Murphy/Powers House. 

From the walkway on N. San Antonio the large grove of massive Eucalyptus, planted by John and Ann Murphy  over 100 years ago, block any view of this historic house. But don't worry, I will take you to a spot you may get a glimpse. 

At the next driveway look for the California Coastal Trail and Carmel Beach sign.  

Turn right following the direction toward the beach.  This path parallels driveways to Carmel's Sand and Sea subdivision.  

Keep watch for an opening in the thick branches of Eucalyptus trees to your right. The picture below shows a new structure just finished in 2015.  This was built parallel, and in a similar design, just south, of the Murphy/Powers House which Frank and Jane lived in and referred to as The Dunes

The Dunes, originally built by Matthew Murphy around 1846, was remodeled by the Powers family in 1904 adding a wood floor to what had formerly been dirt. The Dunes, shown below c. 1911, was the home of Frank and Jane Powers and their family.

That is Frank on the porch holding his granddaughter Lolly the grandmother of artist Erin Gafill.  Erin will be speaking about her great-great-grandmother Jane Powers on March 17th at the Sunset Center. Back to the time line. 

Frank Powers died in 1920 at the age of 56. The Dunes property was sold to the Mackenzie family who also made some alterations to the property.  In the photo below you can just view the white siding of what is left of the original Murphy/Powers House. 

In 1920, according to Jane Powers granddaughter Lolly Fassett, Jane took all her paintings from her studio down to Camel Beach and burned them in a bonfire. Jane then left for Europe where she resumed painting in studios she set up in Paris, Rome and Capri.

In 1942 Jane was living in Rome during the German occupation.  Her fixed monthly income guaranteed her by her husband's will was cut off. In 1944 during the liberation, Jane's grandson Seth Ulman, a 24 year old US Army medic met his grandmother for the first time. Jane Gallitan Powers died  shortly thereafter in December 1944. 

Artist Erin Gafill, the great-great-grandaughter of Jane Powers wrote a touching piece on her great-great-grandmother called The Life & Legacy of a California Artist - Jane Gallatin Powers (1868-1944). It is worth the read.  

North Carmel Beach 

Continue toward the beach.  When you see the sign that says Coastal Access enter the pathway.  

The path exits onto a boardwalk that crosses the North Del Mar Dunes.  This boardwalk and the stairs at the end to the beach were developed in 2010 as part of the walkway that would connect Carmel Beach to Del Monte Forest in Pebble Beach. 

Continue on the boardwalk that meanders through a protected Habitat for Tidestrom's Lupine and the Black Legless Lizard.  

It is winter and not a good time to find any nice specimens of the Tidestrom's Lupine and I have never actually seen the Black Legless Lizard (which sounds like a snake).  But I did look up Mr. B. L. Lizard on Wikipedia, so keep an eye out for one of these. Snake right? 

At the end of the boardwalk there is a set of 64 steps to the beach.  

Carmel Beach Walk 
(1/4 mile add on) 

If time permits and the tide is out, this is a quick 1/8th mile out and 1/8th mile back.  A lovely walk along the north end of Carmel Beach.  At the end of the stairs turn right (north) toward the Pebble Beach Golf Course - Hole 10 and 9 are directly in front of you.  Walk as far as possible toward the golf course as the tide permits then turn around and come back to the stairs.  

At this end of the beach it is imperative that you pay attention to the tide.  The picture below was taken earlier this week. The tide not completely in, but higher than the one from the previous picture.  

Tides change the shape of the beach almost hourly. 

If you don't feel that the tide is a safe enough distance from the bluff don't chance it. 

The tide always wins and getting trapped on the north end happens during high tide. When in doubt, stay on the steps higher than the tide can reach like this gentleman in the picture below.  His dog was off leash and tried to beat the wave and was trapped.  Happy ending, but heed the warning.  

The north end of Carmel Beach is a haven for seabirds. The very common California Gull,

not as common Heermann's Gull and the Marbled Godwit.  This is my first still picture of a Godwit.   

I tried to make Mr. Godwit my new best friend, but he was more interested in fishing.  

As you return to the stairs you can not miss the mansion that peaks over the sea wall - that brought in the highest recorded sale in Carmel-by-the-Sea to date.

Carmel Realty Company, representing the sellers, sold this property in December 2015 to an east coast bohemian venture capitalist for $27,000,000.  On the market for $37,500,000 the new owners received a cool 28% off - such a deal.  

According to the Wall Street Journal, and the Pine Cone, the buyer is Andrew M. Paul the managing partner of Sopris Capital and a member of the Board of Trustees of Cancer Research Institute.  

Climb back up the 64 steps

and reverse your direction 
via the boardwalk
 and pathway

to the intersection of San Antonio and Fourth Avenue.
Resist the urge to follow the arrows to Ocean Avenue
and continue east on Fourth 

on to the pedestrian pathway of the Fourth Avenue Riparian Habitat. 

In late 2001, more than 30 eucalyptus trees were removed from this four block stretch of Fourth Avenue due to the danger they presented to the residents who lived under their canopy.

In 2008 the city awarded Green Valley Landscaping a $280,661 contract to restore the area with the Fourth Avenue Riparian Habitat Restoration Project. (The plaque shown below can be seen at the southwest corner of Casanova and Fourth.)

The plan for the restoration included restoring the natural habitat of the 800 foot drainage channel, planting trees and shrubs, creating a pedestrian path and embedding an underground storage tank to provide reclaimed water for irrigation.

Between 2008 - 2010 the restoration was completed except for the underground storage tank which proved to be too costly.  

Just before Casanova Avenue you will come to Lopez Avenue, make a left on Lopez.  Two houses from the corner on the east side of the street is a cottage called Casanova Cottage which was built in 1914.   In 1917 Robinson and Una Jeffers and their twin boys moved into this Craftsman bungalow and lived there until their home Tor House was completed.  

Back on Fourth Avenue continue one more block east to Monte Verde and turn right.  On the east side of Monte Verde (3rd house from the stop sign) covered by overgrown shrubs is Richardson Cabin. 

This log cabin was built during  1902 - 1903 for George H. Richardson, an attorney from Alameda, California.  In 1914 newlyweds Robinson and Una Jeffers moved in and lived here until they moved to the bungalow on Lopez in 1917.  

The undated picture below of the log cabin was taken from the G. William Gahagan Scrapbook at the Harrison Memorial Library History Branch.  My guess is that this picture is at least 20 years old.

The bushes and brush have completely overgrown this property.  Currently if looking at this property directly from the street all you see are bushes. You would never know that a over 100 year old cabin resides behind them. 

The best view now, shown below, is as you approach the house from the north on Monte Verde.  That is it to the left of the tree and above the rock and metal wall.  

From here make a left at the next street with is Fifth Avenue. Two blocks west and you arrive back at the Fifth Avenue Deli where we began. 

If you are ready for another snack or maybe a cocktail I suggest a quick right on to San Carlos and the Hog's Breath Inn Pub. 

Thanks for visiting.  Happy Adventures!

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Historical information on the Murphy/Powers property made possible by History of the Murphy-Powers-Comstock Barn/Studio West of San Antonio Avenue Carmel, California - Prepared by Kirstie Wilde in support of an application for inclusion of this structure on Carmel's Historic Preservation List - dated April 12, 1993 - Carmel-by-the-Sea Department of Community Planning and Building files. 

Photography by L. A. Momboisse unless otherwise noted below: 

Photograph of John and Ann Murphy (Gloria Lester Collection) History of the Murphy-Powers-Comstock Barn/Studio West of San Antonio Avenue Carmel, California - Prepared by Kirstie Wilde in support of an application for inclusion of this structure on Carmel's Historic Preservation List - dated April 12, 1993 - Carmel-by-the-Sea Department of Community Planning and Building files

Photograph of Murphy Barn/Powers Art Studio c. 1905 with Frank and Jane Powers with their children.  Photo taken by Edgar Cohen.  Photo courtesy of the Fassett Family Archives.

Photograph of Murphy/Powers House c. 1911 with Frank Powers holding his daughter Lolly who is Erin Lee Gafill's grandmother.  Erin made these two pictures possible.  Photo courtesy of the Fassett Family Archives.  

Photo of Anniella pulchra from Wikipedia

Photos of 10 Carmel Way from Carmel Realty Company listing

Photo of Richardson Cabin from the G. William Gahagan Scrapbook at the Harrison Memorial Library History.