California Historical Landmarks in Monterey County

California Historical Landmark 1
Old Custom House
Custom House Plaza
Monterey


Old Custom House

Commodore John Drake Sloat raised the American flag over this building on July 7, 1846 to signal the passing of California from Mexican to American rule. Restored through the efforts of the Native Sons of the Golden West with the assistance of the people of California.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

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