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Stokes Adobe Restaurant
Place - Stokes Adobe
500 Hartnell Street
Monterey, California 93940
MAP * (831) 373-1202
This well-kept adobe building was built by
the Mexicans in the 1830s, and was the place of many historical
happenings and events. This two story adobe was considered one of
the the most "pretentious" homes in Monterey. Through out the
years, it served as a private home, a garrison for officers, a
place for community events and various restaurants.
In the early days of Monterey, the most
important social event, the Cascarone Ball was held here for many
years. Today, weddings, special parties and other events are still
The following occurrences usually happen in
the early morning hours.
The last employee to leave the darkened, locked restaurant will
get to the parking lot, when all of a sudden all the lights in the
restaurant will turn on by themselves.
One can hear footsteps traveling through the upstairs rooms when
no one living is up there.
The cries of a young child can be heard coming from the upstairs
A big yes is in order.
All photos copyright © Tom Carr