Tor House Timeline

Date Event
1916 Pebble Beach Golf Links under construction.
  The Irish poet William Butler Yeats begins renovation of his tower, Túr Ballylee.
1917 April: America enters the Great War
  June?: Manager of Carmel Point Golf Course goes off to war. Course abandoned.
1918 November: The Great War ends.
1919 February: Pebble Beach Golf Links opens for business
  Carmel Point Golf Course subdivided for residential development. Robin & Una purchase 16 lots.
  May: Robin & Una contract prominent Carmel builder Mike Murphy to build them a cottage on a stony prominence (a ‘tor’ at Carmel Point. Robin works as an stonemason’s apprentice on the project.
  August: Construction complete. Jefferses move in to their new home.
  Robin begins to engage in stonemasonry on his own; starts work on a garage for the family car.
1920 Robin completes garage and a low stone wall that defines a small yard; begins work on Hawk Tower.
1924 Tamar and Other Poems printed
  Hawk Tower stonework completed
1925 Hawk Tower woodwork completed
  Robin begins work on an extension: a dining hall in the form of an English country tavern.
1930 Dining hall completed. This was the last construction project that Robinson Jeffers would complete.