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Colton Hall & Jail, Pacific Street, between Madison & Jefferson Street, Monterey, Monterey County, CA



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Item Title


Location
between Madison & Jefferson Street, Monterey, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-130
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-46).
Building/structure dates: 1847 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1854 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1880 subsequent work
Structure is associated with the constitution of the State of California.

Significance: The building was the first public building constructed in Monterey after the conquest of California, and it housed the Convention which drafted the Constitution under which California was admitted to Statehood. / California was admitted to Statehood in Sept. 9, 1850, as a result of the constitution drafted in this hall between September 1 and October 18, 1848. Colton had been Chaplain on the USS Congress under Commodore John D. Sloat, and Alcade for the Town of Monterey 1846, the first and only American Alcade of Monterey. / The hall takes its name from Rev. Walter Colton who built it in the years 1847-1849. It is constructed of white stone quarried in the immediate area. This stone has been plastered over and painted. The adjoining jail with its vaulted ceiling is of granite construction and was completed in 1854. Entrance to the second floor was originally by the existing stairway in the rear. The lower floor was used as a school and the upper floor as an assembly hall. California was admitted to statehood September 9, 1850, as a result of the constitution drafted in this hall between September 1 and October 15, 1849.

Subjects
"Mission 66" Program
Stone Buildings (granite)
Legislators


Related Names
Colton, Rev. Walter
City Of Monterey


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey ca. 1890 EAST ELEVATION
2. Historic American Buildings Survey ca. 1890 EAST ELEVATION
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer Photo: 1888 RePhoto: 1960 EAST ELEVATION
4. Historic American Buildings Survey ca. 1913 EAST ELEVATION
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Robert W. Kerrigan, Photographer May 13, 1936 VIEW FROM EAST
6. Historic American Buildings Survey McLeary Collection Navy Photo: Nov. 28, 1955 EAST ELEVATION
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 2, 1960 NORTHWEST CORNER ELEVATION
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 2, 1960 SOUTHWEST CORNER ELEVATION
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 2, 1960 SOUTHWEST CORNER ELEVATION
10. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 2, 1960 STAIR DETAIL EAST ELEVATION
11. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 2, 1960 DETAIL OF ENTRANCE (EAST ELEVATION)
12. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 2, 1960 DOOR DETAIL (WEST WALL MAIN ROOM)
13. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 2, 1960 WINDOW DETAIL
14. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 2, 1960 WEST WING
15. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 2, 1960 CORRIDOR (TO EAST)


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