McDougall Building, Oldtown
Best known as the
setting for author John Steinbeck's novels, historic Main Street in
Oldtown Salinas retains a similar look to that of the area in the early
1900's. The J.H. McDougall Building was built in 1898
by California architect William H. Weeks. This building is one
the few buildings in Oldtown Salinas to have survived the wide-ranging
devastation of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.