General View from the South (Oceanside)
Tor House in
The poet Robinson Jeffers began construction of this house in
1918 and continued adding on to it periodically throughout his
life. The part visible here was essentially complete by
1924. Jeffers had the help of a contractor for the cottage on the
left, but he built the tower himself, using rocks found along the nearby
ocean shore. The house is said to have been modeled after a Tudor
barn in England. It also shares a strong affinity for some of the
California craftsman bungalow of the same era. The delightful
house and tower are now a museum
open to very small tour groups a couple of days a week.
Photograph taken in the 1990s by Howard J. Partridge.