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Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Howell House

 
 
Howell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
1. Howell House Marker
Inscription.  
In 1891, William Howell hired local carpenter John Singleton to construct this Queen Anne style Victorian home on the northeast corner of 17th and H Streets in Bakersfield.

William Howell moved with his parents and sisters from Nebraska to Kern County in 1877. William became a court reporter for the Kern County Superior Court after his father died of pneumonia. William later became the County Auditor and a successful businessman.

William married Elizabeth Dugan, the daughter of Irish immigrants, in Bakersfield in 1901. William and Elizabeth raised two children, Genevieve and William Howell, Jr., in this home.

The Bakersfield Californian newspaper donated this house to the museum in 1968. The Howell family contributed the foundation for the house at its new site on the museum grounds.
 
Erected by Kern County Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 35° 23.584′ N, 119° 1.191′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California
Howell House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
2. Howell House and Marker
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, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue. The house is the first house on the walking tour of Pioneer Village. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adobe House (here, next to this marker); Lόpez-Hill House (a few steps from this marker); Bungalow (within shouting distance of this marker); Undertaker's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Kern County Chamber of Commerce (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnes Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Standard School (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Regarding Howell House. Daily Tours of the Howell House are offered.
 
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Photos Displayed on Marker
Upper Photo: Howell family, circa 918

Lower Photo: Architect A.B. Chase designed this Victorian house.
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Photos Displayed on Marker
Upper Photo: Howell family, circa 1928

Lower Photo: The Howell house on 17th Street moving toward Chester Avenue in route to the Kern County Museum in July 1969.
Howell House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
5. Howell House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,325 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 30, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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