18 August 2012

#124 San Francisco, California, USA

Hearst Castle is a National Historic Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of CaliforniaUnited States. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947 for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951. In 1957, the Hearst Corporation donated the property to the state of California. Since that time it has been maintained as a state historic park where the estate, and its considerable collection of art and antiques, is open for public tours. Despite its location far from any urban center, the site attracts about one million visitors per year.

U.S. National Register of Historic Places: June 22, 1972
U.S. National Historic Landmark: May 11, 1976

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Sent on: August 11, 2012
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