The Cooper Molera Adobe preserves life from the era when Monterey was part of Mexico to the beginnings of California statehood. The Adobe was fully restored in the 1980's. The house built by several generations of the Cooper and Molera families, and includes, historic barns, vegetable and flower gardens, and an extensive museum store. The three acre site is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and operated by California State Parks.
The California Parks system, yes, the WHOLE system is on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2008 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Places.
According to the Save Our Parks coalition..."the total General Fund cut for this budget year is $14.2M". It is expected that this will result in the closure of perhaps more than 100 state parks.
Check out the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is a very informative site. Our country's deteriorating economic situation has effected many more places than just California's park system. It would be unfortunate to lose any of these historic gems.
All images of Cooper Molera Adobe courtesy of National Trust.