Projects / French Consulate
The adobe building was established in 1843 by France to tend to the needs of French immigrants. The building sits a viewing distance from the ocean right next to Lake El Estero. Ross Construction was contracted to reinforce the adobe walls as well as apply a new shake roof which had become weathered over time. Along the process, the roof truss system needed to be further reinforced due to wood rot. Ross was able to complete the project within the 90 day contract period dealing with Monterey’s heavy fog weather and rainy season to turn the building back over to the city. Today, the building serves as Monterey’s Visitor Center receiving thousands of visitors from all over the world who come to visit historic and scenic Monterey Bay.
- First French Consulate | Monterey Visitor Center
- 401 Camino El Estero
- Monterey, CA
- City of Monterey
- Seismic Retro-Fit of Historic Building
- Architectural Resources Group Inc.