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

Jacoby Building

 
 
Jacoby Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, September 13, 2021
1. Jacoby Building Marker
Inscription.  
In 1857, pioneer merchant Augustus Jacoby built his two-story "Fireproof Storehouse" here of stone. Partial walls of that original structure still support this building in the N.W. corner of the 1st and 2nd floors and are designated California Historical Landmark 783.
In 1880 A. Brizard, another Arcata Pioneer, bought the building to house his mercantile firm and to store goods to be shipped by his mule pack trains to the villages, mining camps and ranches of the rugged Trinity-Klamath gold fields. Those mule trains ran regularly well into the 20th century. As roads penetrated the interior, freight wagons drawn by five-mule teams supplimented the pack trains until years after the advent of motorized vehicles.
Following closing of the mercantile operation in 1974, Brizard decendants in 1977 enlisted the skills of local craftsmen to renovate the building for its present use. (Marker Number 783.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
 
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52.054′ N, 124° 5.227′ W. Marker is in Arcata, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is at the intersection of 7th Street and H Street, on the left when traveling east on 7th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 780 7th St, Arcata CA 95521, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jacoby's Storehouse (a few steps from this marker); First Methodist Society on Humboldt Bay (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gregg-Wood Party and the Union Company (about 600 feet away); Minor Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Arcata Stage & Bus Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Phillips House (approx. half a mile away); Camp Curtis (approx. 1.7 miles away); Arcata and Mad River Rail Road Company (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arcata.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. — California Historical Landmark plaque.
 
Jacoby Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, September 13, 2021
2. Jacoby Building Marker
On the back of the building, near the bank.
Jacoby Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2017
3. Jacoby Building
The front of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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