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Ukiah in Mendocino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Sun House

 
 
Sun House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 9, 2014
1. Sun House Marker
Inscription. This house, constructed in 1911-12, is a unique craftsman style redwood building which incorporates northwestern Indian designs into its architecture. The sun house was designed by George Wilcox and John W. and Grace Carpenter Hudson. Dr. Hudson was a recognized authority on American Indians, and especially California’s Pomo Indians. Mrs Hudson, an outstanding artist, became widely known for her paintings of Pomo life.
 
Erected 1979 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Cultural Arts Commission of the City of Ukiah. (Marker Number 926.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 39° 8.864′ N, 123° 12.34′ W. Marker is in Ukiah, California, in Mendocino County. Marker is on South Main Street 0.2 miles south of East Perkins Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Exit 101 on the Perkins Street exit #549. Go west to S. Main Street and turn left. Go 0.2 miles and the Sun House and Grace Hudson Museum are on the left. Marker is at or near this postal address: 431 South Main Street, Ukiah CA 95482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Sun House & Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 9, 2014
2. Sun House & Marker
The Marker is visible to the left of the big redwood.
. Gambrel-Hawn Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ladies of the Night (approx. 0.2 miles away); 116 & 118 South State Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ukiah Telephone Exchange (approx. 0.2 miles away); Masonic Temple History (approx. 0.2 miles away); IOOF Lodge #174 (approx. ¼ mile away); Eversole Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ukiah Vichy Springs Resort (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ukiah.
 
Also see . . .
1. Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House. Additional information and photos posted byNoehill Travels in California (Submitted on February 22, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

2. Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House. Grace and John Hudson, its owners, together with architect George Wilcox, set out to build a functional, custom Craftsman-style home scaled to the Hudsons' needs. (Submitted on February 22, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

3. National Register of Historic Places in Mendocino County - Sun House. Sun House is significant for its craftsmanship and detailing and for its association with the original owners, Grace and John Hudson.

Grace was an artist and John was a doctor. They spent twenty-six years studying and and painting the local Pomo Indians while living in the Sun House. The house is now a museum which contains their collection of irreplaceable archeological artifacts.... (Submitted on February 22, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
Sun House image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 9, 2014
3. Sun House
 

4. National Register of Historic Places Application. (Submitted on February 23, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
5. National Register of Historic Places Photo(s). (Submitted on February 23, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNative AmericansNotable Buildings
 
Sun House NRHP Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 9, 2014
4. Sun House NRHP Marker
National Register of Historic Places #81000161431

The plaque is to the left of the front door.
Sun House image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 9, 2014
5. Sun House
Looking from the north. A wing of the Grace Carpenter Hudson Museum is visible to the left. The marker is nearer the foreground, on the left.
Hudson Carpenter Park image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 9, 2014
6. Hudson Carpenter Park
The Grace Carpenter Hudson Museum is in the background on the right. The park dedication plaque is mounted to the boulder in the center.
Hudson Carpenter Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, February 9, 2014
7. Hudson Carpenter Park Marker
1978
Hudson - Carpenter
Park
Dedicated to the memory of
John W. Hudson, M.D.
Grace Hudson
Mark A. Carpenter
Melissa Carpenter Kendrick
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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