Emergency Repairs to Casa Grande Chimney


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Emergency Repairs to Casa Grande Chimney
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Dismantle the brick cap from the chimney that serves the Morning Room, Billiard Room, and Duplexes in Casa Grande at Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument (SHM). The unreinforced brick structure was severely damaged during the December 22, 2003 San Simeon earthquake and its construction and degree of damage sustained precludes stabilization and repair as a viable option. The area will be restricted to all unnecessary personnel and visitors during removal and associated repairs. Both natural and cultural monitors will be on-site as necessary throughout the project, in compliance with all the federal, state and local regulations and DPR policies. Prior to dismantling, the structure will be fully documented, including photos and complete working drawings to aid in future reconstruction of the chimney cap. Repair work to the structure following the removal of the chimney cap will be constructed in a manner consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and the California Historic Building Code.

Contact Information

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


San Luis Obispo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Declared Emergency
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of significant alteration of historical resource when that resource represents an imminent threat to the public of bodily harm or of damage to the supporting structure. The structure was damaged as a result of an earthquake in a disaster stricken area where a state of emergency has been proclaimed by the Governor, pursuant to the California Emergency Services Act, commencing with Section 8550 of the Government code.

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