U.S. Post Office 1882-1885 / 1890-1894
Over time the property served several business locations. The hall was eventually converted to a rooming house. The property was eventually purchased by a fascinating icon of Eureka, Glyndon "Sign” Smith. Mr. Smith was a sign writer, magician, and civic supporter. His shop of artistic sign writing and cornucopia occupied this location for nearly 40 years.
Kramer Properties Inc. purchesed the building in August of 2000 and started rehabilitating the area. During reconstruction a fire burnt the rear of several buildings. Renovation was completed in December of 2002 preserving the historic front of this building and title was transferred to
Dedicated February 11, 2006
Native Sons of the Golden West
Tom Sears, Grand President
Erected 2006 by Native Sons of the Golden West.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 11, 2006.
Location. 40° 48.274′ N, 124° 9.895′ W. Marker is in Eureka, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is on 2nd Street east of G Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 622 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); The Vance Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); N.S.G.W. Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Oberon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Vance Hotel (about 300 feet away); Joseph Russ Building (1900) (about 400 feet away); Eureka City Hall (about 400 feet away); Carson Block (1892) (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eureka.
More about this marker. The marker is located in the doorway of 622 2nd Street, and is easy to miss as it sits rather low and is not particularly visible from any distance.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.