Point Sur Light Station Historical Restoration & Rehabilitation

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Point Sur Light Station Historical Restoration & Rehabilitation

Point Sur, California

Historic Preservation / Forensic Investigation / Seismic Retrofit

Project Type: Landmarks, Light Station

Point Sur Light Station is the most complete surviving nineteenth century light station complex on the Pacific Coast, and possibly in the United States. The complex contains seven buildings, constructed at varying times over the course of thirty years, beginning in 1889.

U.S. Coast Guard retained Interactive Resources to evaluate the condition of the buildings at the site prior to determining future uses. This evaluation included a visit to the site to investigate the condition of each building’s exterior, as well as a review of the conditions of the interiors of the keeper’s quarters, the assistant keeper’s quarters, the blacksmith’s shop, pump house and the barn.

In addition, we also provided an evaluation of several of the Light Station’s historic structures and developed restoration and seismic retrofitting plans for the California Department of Parks and Recreation.