My friend and I enjoyed an early evening dinner at Lovers Point and began a stroll westward towards the Point Pinos Lighthouse. Very soon we came upon a “magic carpet” of amazing flowers. It was as if we had stepped into another world. I noted a sign that said “Perkins Park”. What is a Perkins?? Or maybe, who was Perkins?
What a good question for this time of year when that part of our coastline is ablaze with color. I would be glad to tell you that a “Perkins” is […]
I was having a lovely lunch with a friend at one of your great restaurants on Lighthouse Avenue when I happened to notice a rather unique building across the street. It looked older, but then again it had a modern feel to it. The sign on the front of it read” The Holman Building”. Can you tell me more about it?
That is a great question about a most interesting building and I would be glad to provide more information on it. The Holman Building was constructed and owned by W.R. […]
So you and your best friend from out of town are having a great dinner at one of PacificGrove’s memorable restaurants and enjoying a nice crisp glass of Chardonnay. Yourfriend […]
I know that John Steinbeck is usually associated with Cannery Row and Salinas Valley due to his many books taking place in these spots. Is there any Pacific Grove connection with John?
I am so glad you asked! John was born in nearby Salinas in 1902 in his parent’s home at 132 Central Avenue. His father built a summer cottage at 147 […]
A little while ago a fellow lover of the grape joined me at a local tasting. He may have had one glass too many, but he told me that Pacific Grove once had a real railroad station. I found that a little hard to believe. Can you do some research for me and let me know?
Well, I hate to say this, but your friend was of sound mind and will when he told you about the station. It is indeed true. We once had a […]
The answer is – you heard correctly!! The original horse drawn cars first carried passengers on April 29, 1891 on steel tracks laid from the Oak Grove neighborhood in Monterey […]
By Adam Weiland The names on the (green) plaques are the first owners as recorded in the Monterey County Tax records in Salinas. We do not know for sure why […]