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

The Samuel W. McFarland Block

circa 1885-1903

 
 
The Samuel W. McFarland Block Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, February 8, 2014
1. The Samuel W. McFarland Block Marker
Inscription.  The six Victorian era houses “905-935” Third Steet were developed by Samuel McFarland from 1884 to 1904. Mr. McFarland came to Humboldt County from New Brunswick, Canada in 1866 at the invitation of his brother-in-law, William Carson

Mr. McFarland was an independent logging contractor and real estate developer. From 1869 to 1897, he was the foreman for the Dolbeer and Carson lumber mills. The first house located at 905 Third Street was completed January 27, 1885 and was immediately occupied by Dr. W.H. Wallase (a physician surgeon) to be available for any mishaps at the mill.
911, 917 and 931 Third Street were all built in the summer of 1895.

Architecturally, this is one of the most significant streetscapes in Eureka. Queen Anne Style is represented by multiple gables, pattern shingles, lathe-turned columns, Eastlake colored glass and tall narrow windows.

Five of these Victorians have been restored and maintained by Carter Properties, as well as other historic buildings in this neighborhood.
 
Erected 2007 by Grand Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings
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. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 27, 1955.
 
Location. 40° 48.27′ N, 124° 9.659′ W. Marker is in Eureka, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street and K Street, on the right when traveling west on 3rd Street. The marker is in a little red-brick enclosure on the northwest corner of 3rd and K. The houses are strung out from there to the west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 Carson House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Josiah Gregg Expedition (approx. 0.2 miles away); N.S.G.W. Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Post Office 1882-1885 / 1890-1894 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pythian Castle (approx. ¼ mile away); Lindsay Building (1886) (approx. ¼ mile away); Buhne Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Hose Company Number 4 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eureka.
 
The Samuel W. McFarland Block Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, February 8, 2014
2. The Samuel W. McFarland Block Monument
NSGW Grand K.9 Sutter is growing weary of dragging me around Eureka in the rain, but dutifully posed for one more picture. I owe you a steak, Sutter.
The Samuel W. McFarland Block image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, February 8, 2014
3. The Samuel W. McFarland Block
The brick enclosure and marker are visible at the right by the blue sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 539 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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