Merrill Hall - Pacific Grove, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 36° 37.091 W 121° 56.251
10S E 595008 N 4053042
Quick Description: Merril Hall at Asilomar.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/4/2014 9:42:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMM7EZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
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Long Description:
"Julia Morgan’s first intention was to build an outdoor amphitheater on this site. This proved impractical for a meeting area with the constant wet, foggy summers. So instead, Morgan designed this auditorium hall spacious enough to hold over 800 people. When it was completed in 1928, the YWCA declared, “It rivals the ballroom of the Del Monte Hotel in Monterey.” The fortress-like flagstone walls and chimney on the west side endures the relentless ocean winds and reflects the golden hues of sunset. Tall pines help blend the building into the landscape as it emerges onto the hill. Stately Gothic arch trusses inside the hall echo the arched window design around the building." (visit link)
Architect: Julia Morgan

Prize received: AIA Gold Medal

In what year: 2014

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