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Parmelee Victorian

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The Parmelee Victorian is identified in the New Monterey Neighborhood Area Plan as a valuable historical asset to be preserved. For a brief history of the Parmelee Victorian.

The Parmelee Victorian is Registered as a National Historic Landmark. National Registry designation for the Parmelee Victorian was made possible through a 1997 grant from the Doud Foundation and the Community Foundation for Monterey County. The 1896 Lou Ellen Parmelee House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places at the State Historical Resources Commission meeting on January 7, 1998.

Registration as a National Historic Landmark recognizes the national significance of properties that possess exceptional values in illustrating and interpreting the heritage of the United States. National Historic Registration means the property has been researched and evaluated according to established procedures and determined to be: worthy of preservation; historically important; deserving of honor.

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The Parmelee Victorian is a unique building and is an important part of Monterey's historic fabric. "The Victorian retains to a remarkable degree its integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship feeling and association and possesses a strong sense of the time and place." (Kent Seavey, Historic Specialist, in a report for the City of Monterey.)

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