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

John A. Cottrell House

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 30, 2021
1. John A. Cottrell House Marker
Inscription.  
This property
is listed in the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior
John A. Cottrell House
c. 1902

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 40° 47.717′ N, 124° 10.121′ W. Marker is in Eureka, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is at the intersection of C Street and Hillsdale Street, on the right when traveling south on C Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1228 C 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. The Cottage (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Innocent of Alaska (approx. ¼ mile away); Simpson-Vance House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eureka Inn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eureka Free Public Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eureka Theatre (1939) (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Thomas F. Ricks House (approx. 0.4
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By Larry Gertner
2. John A. Cottrell House
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miles away); First National Bank/Professional Building (1918) (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eureka.
 
Regarding John A. Cottrell House. From the National Register of Historic Places registration:
… Around the time that he relocated the mill to the corner of Cedar and Broadway, Cottrell began construction of a large new home on his property on C Street. This grand Queen Anne style house, the subject of this National Register nomination, was constructed on Lot 3, south of Cottrell's earlier house at 1202 C Street. The designer and builder of the house are unknown. However, historian Glen Nash wrote "John A. Cottrell built himself an impressive and beautiful home in 1900. He did most of the work himself at the site located at 1228 C Street, Eureka" (1982:15). Whatever his role in the design and construction, it seems likely that Cottrell used the house to showcase many of the products built at his moulding mill. Almost certainly, the windows, doors, porch supports, railings, cabinets, fire surrounds and interior trim were all produced at the Cottrell Moulding Mill. …
 
John A. Cottrell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 30, 2021
3. John A. Cottrell House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 9, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on August 29, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on July 9, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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