132 Central Avenue
— Salinas, California —This beautiful Victorian was built by merchant J. J. Conner in 1897, and sold at the turn of the century to John Ernst and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. On February 27,1902 John Steinbeck was born in what is now the reception room. He remained a resident of the house until he left for Stanford University at age 17, returning home at various times. He wrote his first short stories and the novels "The Red Pony" and "Tortilla Flat" from behind the upstairs front window.
|Series||This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series|
|Placed By||Monterey Viejo Chapter 1846 E Clampus Vitus|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 3:36am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 619801 N 4059842|
|Decimal Degrees||36.67666667, -121.65925000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 40.6', W 121° 39.555'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 40' 36.00" N, 121° 39' 33.30" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 132 Central Ave, Salinas CA 93901, US|
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