Merrill Hall, Asilomar

Julia Morgan

The front from an angle and the end with a massive fireplace

This auditorium seating 1000 was the most impressive post-war addition to Asilomar. Although it is located on a slight hill, it still blends with the landscape through the use of local stone and wood.


Views of the back (or long side)

Arched clerestory windows provide ample light to the interior and French doors line the walls. Like the interiors of most of the large buildings at Asilomar, the interior here has exposed structural elements. In addition, stenciled friezes with marine motifs decorate the interior walls. (See Boutelle [95] for photographs of the interior.)


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Work Cited: Boutelle, Sara Holmes. Julia Morgan Architect. Revised and updated edition. New York: Abbeville Press, 1995.

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