The Waterhouse-Pepper Families: Their Bolinas Legacy -
Brighton Avenue, Bolinas, c. 1900, Gelatin silver print, Photo by E.A. Cohen, Bolinas Museum History Archives, Gift of M.L. Ryan, 1982.1.18

History Room

The Waterhouse-Pepper Families: Their Bolinas Legacy

January 28 - April 2, 2017

Curated by Elia Haworth

The development of Bolinas owes much to two families, Waterhouse and Pepper who settled here in the early 1880s and were united by the marriage of Marin Waterhouse and Louis Pepper, whose 8 children and many grandchildren continued to influence the town with businesses and buildings familiar to us today; such as Brighton and Terrace Avenues of homes, seawalls on Brighton Beach, relocation of the Presbyterian Church, Bolinas Post Office, Waterhouse Building, St. Aiden’s Church, Seashore Realty, Las Baulines Nursery, Gospel Flat Farm, and the now-ubiquitous Monterey cypress trees in Bolinas.