Question of the Month

One recent Saturday a friend and I had lunch downtown and afterwards, happened upon the open door to an old building on Laurel Avenue. It turns out that it was an old barn and it is used by the Heritage Society for an office and a small museum. Can you tell me a bit about the history of this great old building?

I would love to tell you about the building – Ketcham’s Barn. When Pacific Grove was laid out as a city in the late 1800’s, streets were planned, lots were

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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

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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.

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