AMAP was instrumental in saving the wings of the Old Del Monte Hotel (currently the Naval Post Graduate School) from demolition in 2006.

Our Mission

To Educate the community about the value of recognizing, preserving, securing, and displaying the Monterey area's historic assets for public benefit.

To Support activities which interpret and share the Monterey area's rich cultural heritage with residents and visitors.>

To Encourage residents to be advocates for ideas, programs, and plans which contribute to the understanding of the Monterey area's cultural, ethnic, artistic, and architectural legacy.

Sally Aberg
Salley Aberg

Carmel Art Association
Carmel Art Association


Alliance of Monterey Area Preservationists to Award
2016 Preservationist of the Year 
at Our Annual General Members Meeting

When: Monday, March 27 at 7 pm
Where: Carmel Art Association
Dolores Street, between 5th and 6th, Carmel-by-the-Sea


Presentation: Exhibit Ninety Years: A Brief History of the Carmel Art Association; the evolution of a legendary alliance of artists and their historic home. Presented by Sally Aberg, CAA Historian and Archivist

2016 Preservationist of the Year Award: 
Presented to Kristin Minnich, Union Ice House Restoration



In 1924, Salinas had the highest per capita income of any city in the United States. During the growing seasons of the Great Depression, the volume of telephone and telegraph transmissions originating in Salinas was greater than that of San Francisco. This activity was reflected in a burst of building construction, many employing the streamlined shapes and organic patterns of Art Deco or Art Moderne. Many examples remain, including the National Register-listed Monterey County Courthouse and the Salinas Californian newspaper building.

Photographs of these and many other structures can be seen in their brochure which includes a street map of downtown identifying their locations. Several other notable structures are also highlighted, including the Victorian house where John Steinbeck was born.

Link to Brochure

The Cooper-Molera Adobe
Cal Am Pump Station #1
Pacific Grove