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Three Sites Designated as Historical Landmarks

November 14, 1985

The Adamson House at Malibu State Beach and Point Dume have been designated California Historical Landmarks, and Malibu Pier has been named a county Point of Historical Interest by the California Historical Resources Commission.

The designations were reached through the joint efforts of the Malibu Historical Society and the Malibu Lagoon Museum.

The Adamson House, designed by Stiles O. Clements and built in 1929 in the Moorish-Spanish Colonial revival style, is considered a showcase of California ceramic art and craftsmanship. It contains what are considered the most significant remaining examples of the decorative ceramic tile produced by Malibu potteries between 1926 and 1932.

Point Dume, which has been designated California Historical Landmark No. 965, was discovered by English explorer George Vancouver in 1793. He named the rocky promontory after his Franciscan friend, Father Francisco Dumetz of Mission San Buenaventura.

Malibu Pier was constructed in the early 1900s to handle materials used in construction of the 20-mile Rindge railroad that ran from Las Flores Canyon to the Ventura County line and to serve as a small port for servicing the Rindge ranch.

All three historical Malibu sites are owned by the state of California.

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