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John Medica, Castles and Garden

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  • Location:

    Santa Rosa, California, USA (Map)

  • Status:

    Extant

  • Artist:
  • Materials:

    concrete, rock, pebbles

About the Artist/Site

A native of Slovenia, Medica built a series of cement castles, walkways, and ponds on his ½-acre Santa Rosa lot. The site is now surrounded by an upscale residential subdivision, and many of the components are in disrepair. It is unavailable for public viewing. California Historical Landmark #939.

~ Jo Farb Hernández

SPACES Archives Holdings

3 folders: clippings, correspondence, maps, pamphlets, images, historic resources inventory, preservation docs

Related Documents

John Medica’s Castles and Garden Plaque Info

Letter to La Haye Bronze from Sandra J. Elder, CA State Historical Resources Commission, 3/3/1987

Minutes of the State Historical Resources Commission, 11/7/1986

diagram of castlerock subdivision

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rose (sic) from Sandra J. Elder, CA Office of Historic Preservation, 10/19/1989

timeline for John Medica’s Castles and Garden, 9/16/1985

Letter to Marilyn Ryan, CA Arts Council from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 3/6/1987

draft of letter to Ronald Reagan from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 2/25/1987

Sample letters to John Medica

list of contacts for letter requests, 2/20/1987

John Medica Fact Sheet

Medica description

diagram of John Medica’s Garden, 1986

info about preservation on John Medica’s Garden, 5/1984

Press Release, 2/1986

Letter from SPACES/Seymour Rosen

Letter to SPACES members from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 12/1/1985

Letter to Steven C. Neustadter from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 6/21/1988

notes about John Medica tapes, 7/21/1982

card to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Pat Sherman

card to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Susan Richter, 1997

Letter from Suzanne (?)

Letter to Joan Fitzpatrick from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 6/9/1989

Letter to Sandra J. Elder, CA Dept of Parks and Rec from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 12/7/1988

Letter to Steven C. Neustadter from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 6/9/1987

notes about John Medica, 7/21/1982

business card for Maurice Fredericks

business card for Pat Sherman

business card for Dayton Lummis

contact info for Dan Peterson and Maurice Fredericks

notes and contacts for Medica site

timeline for John Medica’s Castles and Garden

bio of John Medica and site

Letter to Maurice Fredericks from John Medica, 3/10/1987

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Susan Richter

Letter to Adrian Praetzellis from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 7/18/1990

Art and Antique Adventures newsletter, 8/13/1987

Letter to Roy Anderson, City of Santa Rosa from John F. Merritt, 2/25/1991

postcard to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Adrian Praetzellis, 1/15/1991

note to (Seymour?) from J, 11/1986

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Steven C. Neustadter, 5/28/1987

invoice for John Medica, 5/15/1987

Letter to Maurice Fredericks from John Medica, 4/25/1987

Letter to Maurice Fredericks

Letter to Maurice Fredericks from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 3/3/1987

Letter to John (?) from SPACES, 1986

Letter to Maurice Fredericks from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 10/28/1986

Letter to Maurice Frederick from John B. Sherrell, Latham and Watkins, 9/1986

Letter to John Sherrell from Maurice Fredericks, 9/22/1986

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from John Sherrell, Latham and Watkins, 7/25/1985

Letter to John Medica from Maurice Fredericks, 7/18/1985

Letter to Maurice Fredericks from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 8/16/1984

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Suzanne (?) and Carol (?), 5/21/1987

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Stephen Davies, Project for Public Spaces, 3/16/1987

Pamphlet for Project for Public Spaces, Inc.

Info about Project for Public Spaces, Inc

Public Art and Amenity Program

Project Experience

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Susan Richter, 4/18/1985

Letter to Robert Bailey, Cultural Arts Council form SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 5/3/1985

Letter to John Medica from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 6/4/1984

Letter to John Medica from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 5/3/1984

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Susan Richter, 1987

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Susan Richter, 4/17/1987

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Susan Richter, 4/12/1987

Report of meeting with Suzanne Palmer and Carol Benge, 3/1/1987

Letter to Susan Richter from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 2/18/1987

Letter to Susan Richter from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 2/9/1987

Letter to Susan Richter from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 6/10/1985

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Susan Richter, 5/28/1985

Letter to Susan Richter from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 5/3/1985

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Susan Richter

Letter to Susan Richter from Pat Sherman, 3/18/1985

Letter to Jane Turzin, KCRA-TV from SPACES/R. Sue Smith, 10/12/1982

Letter to Jane Turzin, KCRA-TV from SPACES/R. Sue Smith, 8/23/1982

note about Dan Peterson

Letter to John Medica from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 11/15/1985

Draft of letter from John Medica to State Historical Resources Commission

Letter to Suzanne (?) from SPACES/Seymour Rosen

Letter to Dan Peterson from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 12/26/1983

Letter to Sandra J. Elder, CA Dept of Parks and Rec from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 2/4/1987

Landmark text for Medica site

Letter to Sandra J. Elder, CA Dept of Parks and Rec from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 12/19/1986

Letter to Sandra J. Elder, CA Dept of Parks and Rec from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 9/2/1986

Contact info for John and Frances Medica

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Adrian Praetzellis, 7/20/1990

Letter to Carol Benge from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 11/14/1990

Letter to Carol Benge from Virginia Hubbell, Sonoma County Community Foundation, 8/30/1990

Letter to Adrian Praetzellis from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 7/18/1990

List of needs for Medica site

Questions for Medica site

Letter to Susan Richter from SPACES/Jo Farb Hernandez, 1/20/2009

Letter to SPACES/Jo Farb Hernandez from Susan Richter

Map and site information

5000 Medica Rd
Santa Rosa, California, United States
Latitude/Longitude: 38.45048 / -122.665129

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