Celebrating California's Spanish Heritage
The last generation of the Munras family to live in Monterey was Maria Antonia Field, EstébanMunras' great granddaughter.
Born in the Casa Munras in 1885, she lived at the residence until 1941, when the Jack Dougherty family purchased the property to use as Monterey's first garden hotel. She died in 1962 and is buried in the cemetery at the Carmel Mission Basilica.Today, there is a plaque on the outside of the lobby building that reads: "In Memory of Don Esteban Munras, last Spanish Diplomat of California of the Spanish Era for whom this was built in 1824. Dedicated by his great granddaughter, Maria Antonia Field, October 28, 1951."