Tour Entrance I and II Rehabilitation


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Tour Entrance I and II Rehabilitation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Remove non-historic plantings, sidewalks, wire safety fence, and curbs from the area between the Tour I Entrance and the Tour II Entrance. Restore the historic citrus landscape design below C Terrace and south and west of Neptune Pool, east of the entrance road. Replace some aging historic citrus in kind. Install new concrete walks from road to Tour I and Tour II stairs; add additional stair steps to base of Tour I stairs as necessary for tour assembly area and to adjust for grade. Install new iron safety handrail along entire length of retaining wall. Added features (walk and stairs) will be compatible with the design and architecture of the estate. No historic fabric will be destroyed and project work will be reversible.

Contact Information

Shaelyn Raab Strattan
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Luis Obispo
Other Location Info
Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 31, Section 15331
Reasons for Exemption
This project addresses the repair and rehabilitation of an historic resource, along with work specifically designed to support continued maintenance and preservation of the property. The proposed work will not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of the resource, and will be done in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

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