California Historical Landmarks in Marin County
California Historical Landmark 222
Olema Lime Kilns
State Highway 1
300 Feet West of Highway
4.2 Miles South of Olema
Tradition is that the lime kilns were built by Russian stonemasons and worked by Indians during the Russian occupation of Sonoma County, which began in the spring of 1812. The Russians probably used the lime to whitewash their windmills, farm buildings, granaries, storehouses, and cattle yards, to tan hides, and to manufacture brick and tile.
Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation