Frank Norris Cabin

  • Also Known As: Redwood Retreat

  • Address: 7155L Redwood Retreat Rd
  • Vicinity: 10 mi W of Gilroy off CA 152
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Benjamin Franklin (Frank) Norris has been called "the most stimulating and militant of the early American naturalist writers." His works reflect the individual's loss of identity in modern society. A writer of the American naturalism school, Norris lived here before his death in 1902 at the age of 32. Surrounded by magnificent redwoods, the cabin is in its original condition. - NPS



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1902/00/00 Frank Norris Owner Frank Norris buys a farm in the hills near Gilroy where he could raise fruit and write novels. He never wrote here.

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Particulars for Frank Norris Cabin:
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Camp
Area of Significance Literature
Building Material Log Architecture
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Owner Private

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

Registry Name: Norris, Frank, Cabin
Registry Address: 10 mi. W of Gilroy off CA 152
Registry Number: 66000235
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Log building
Area in Acres: 10
Contributing Buildings: 1
Contributing Objects: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Literature
Applicable Criteria: Person
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Year: 1902
Associated People: Norris,Frank
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Camp
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Camp

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