Sacramento State, in a cooperative effort with representatives from the Sacramento community, has renovated and restored the Charles M. Goethe residence. This historically significant property was designed and built by distinguished architect, Julia Morgan in the early 1920's.

Julia Morgan, the first woman licensed to practice architecture by the State of California, was also the first woman to be awarded a degree by the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Art in Paris, the world's finest school of architecture at the turn of the century.

A formidable pioneer of equal opportunities for women in the professions, Morgan had a distinguished career spanning 50 years in which she designed and built more than 700 buildings, most notably the William Randolph Hearst estate at San Simeon. In spite of this large body of work, the Geothe residence is the only example of Morgan's residential architecture in the Sacramento region. The home as placed on The National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

Charles Goethe, a philanthropist and educator, was called "Sacramento's most remarkable citizen." Because of his close affiliation with the university, Dr. Goethe bequeathed his beautiful home to California State University, Sacramento in a will articulating future uses for the house that would contribute to the well-being of children and the elderly.

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