The Pescadero Native Sons’ Community Hall was built in 1890 for $4,537 using Victorian Gothic
plans provided by the Methodist-Episcopal Church. On opening day its preacher
proclaimed, “Search where you will, no prettier, more convenient and symmetrical church can be
Though it failed as a church, the Hall went on to serve as the schoolhouse after the 1906
earthquake, a social hall, and, importantly, as a Japanese Cultural Center from 1926 until 1941.
The Native Sons and Daughters jointly owned the Hall from 1941 through 1999. The Hall was
placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
In 2000, the Native Sons’ Pebble Beach Parlor and the Pescadero History Project joined together
to restore the Hall and operate it as a community center for the benefit of the Pescadero
community. Private events subsidize Hall operations.