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

The Weller House

 
 
The Weller House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 18, 2007
1. The Weller House Marker
Inscription.  
The Weller House
as been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior
c.1886

[Statement of Significance: 1886; Frame; clapboarding; 2 1/2 stories; modified rectangle; hipped roof with hipped dormers; interior and exterior chimneys; bracketed cornice; south entrance porch with projecting gabled section; upper two stories added 1897; fine interior redwood paneling; much original hardware; original well and pumphouse on property; oldest house in Fort Bragg, built for Horace Weller, Sr., prominent local businessman and churchman.]
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 26.825′ N, 123° 48.432′ W. Marker is in Fort Bragg, California, in Mendocino County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 524 Stewart Street, Fort Bragg CA 95437, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major William F. Mullen Freedom Tree (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church Bell
The Weller House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 18, 2007
2. The Weller House
Marker is above the porch railing
(about 700 feet away); Charles Russell Johnson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Bragg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dynamite Shack (approx. 0.4 miles away); Our Past Through Our Trash (approx. 0.4 miles away); Whirring Saws Silenced: A Pictorial History of the Mill Site (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Bragg.
 
Regarding The Weller House. The Weller House is the oldest house in Fort Bragg. It was built in 1886 for Horace Weller as a one-and-one-half-story Victorian and expanded in 1897 with a second and third stories. Horace Weller selected the finest woods for his house including old growth clearheart redwood of extreme length.
The main floor has an entrance hall and ten rooms. The third floor ballrooom is forty feet square with fifteen foot ceilings and is paneled in polished old growth redwood.
The Weller House is open to the public as a Bed and Breakfast Inn.
Source: Noehill Travels in California
 
The Weller House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 18, 2007
3. The Weller House
Photo taken from eastside balcony
West Side of the Building with Water Tower in Background image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 18, 2007
4. West Side of the Building with Water Tower in Background
East Side of Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 18, 2007
5. East Side of Building
Stairs on the water tower can be seen through the palm trees
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,224 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 3, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
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