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Eureka in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Vance Hotel

 
 
The Vance Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 6, 2012
1. The Vance Hotel Marker
Inscription.  The Hotel Vance was built in 1872 by Eureka pioneer & lumberman, John Vance. It was the area's grandest hotel & the first building in Eureka with electricity. It was originally designed & built in the "Modern Italianate style”, which included a mansard roof on the third story and a cupola for viewing ships arriving into Humboldt Bay.

The hotel was remodeled in 1910 by adding two-stories in a restrained Edwardian style. The quoining (wood cornerstones) & rustification (horizontal boards vertically incised to appear as stone blocks) are outstanding architectural elements. The two story building adjacent to the main hotel was remodeled into an annex for the hotel & a parking garage. During the 1950's the hotel & the famous "Vance log cabin" were owned & operated by the Lloyd Bridges family.

The hotel was purchased in 1998 by Rob & Cherie Arkley & Kurt & Kim Kramer. It has been restored into a beautiful Victorian retail/office complex.


 
Erected 2004 by Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 40° 48.28′ N, 124° 9.939′ 

The Vance Hotel Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 6, 2012
2. The Vance Hotel Marker - wide view
The marker is just to the right of the corner entrance.
W. Marker is in Eureka, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is at the intersection of G Street and 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north on G Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 531 2nd Street, Eureka CA 95501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buhne Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Oberon (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Vance Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Post Office 1882-1885 / 1890-1894 (within shouting distance of this marker); D. C. McDonald Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); August Palmtag Building (about 400 feet away); Eureka City Hall (about 400 feet away); N.S.G.W. Hall (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eureka.
 
Also see . . .  Vance Hotel, from 1881 to Now (Lynette's NorCal History Blog). (Submitted on June 19, 2019.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce
 
The Vance Hotel image. Click for full size.
circa 1930's
3. The Vance Hotel
Vance Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Marion Dean Ross (photo courtesy of University of Oregon Libraries, CC license 4.0), circa 1965
4. Vance Hotel
The Vance Hotel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 6, 2012
5. The Vance Hotel and Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3, 4, 5. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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