Johnston House

The stately home was among the first houses built by the Americans coming to the Coastside from the east. This beautifully restored house was first built (c1855) by James Johnston, one of four brothers who came to settle, do business, and help make Half Moon Bay a thriving early California town.

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Half Moon Bay Jail

Two cells and a small office remind us of simpler days on the Coastside during the first half of this century. The jail was built in 1911, and served law enforcement until 1969.

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Main Street

Not only did Estanislao Zaballa build one of the earliest houses in the area (c1855), he was prominent in business and also mapped streets, blocks, and lots of the town.

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