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

Ritz Building

Art Moderne Architecture

 

—Eureka Historic Landmark —

 
Ritz Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 6, 2012
1. Ritz Building Marker
Inscription. The Ritz and Star Cigar Store, Proprietors A. J. Batini and Dolindo Massei; The Ritz Club, restoration by Daniel and Jayne Ollivier, 1978; The Ritz Apartments

This program possible through a partnership with property owners Daniel & Jayne Ollivier, Eureka Main Street, and The Eureka Heritage Society
 
Erected 2010 by Eureka MainStreet, Eureka Heritage Society.
 
Location. 40° 48.22′ N, 124° 9.99′ W. Marker is in Eureka, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is at the intersection of F Street and 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south on F Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 240 F Street, Eureka CA 95501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. August Palmtag Building (within shouting distance of this marker); J. Lowenthal Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Needs/Williams Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Italianate Architecture (within shouting distance of this marker); Clarke Memorial Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eureka City Hall
Ritz Building - detail above entrance image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 6, 2012
2. Ritz Building - detail above entrance
(about 300 feet away); The Cousins Building (about 300 feet away); Oberon (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eureka.
 
Also see . . .  Eureka Heritage Society Winter 2010 Newsletter. On the Ritz (page 4):"...The Ritz Building, a combination of at least three Victorian structures taking up almost half-a-block at the corner of Third and F Streets, has been home to a bar or restaurant throughout its his- tory. Remodeled in the Art Moderne style in 1946, the Ritz is recognized today as a wonderful example of the post–World War II vigor that sought to replace the old with the new, with its stucco façade, its emphasis on horizontal lines, and its distinctive use of neon. Owners Daniel and Jayne Ollivier take great pride in their restoration of 1978 and their stewardship of this sophisticated building." (Submitted on November 6, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Ritz Building - wide view looking northwest across 3rd Street image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 6, 2012
3. Ritz Building - wide view looking northwest across 3rd Street
The marker is just barely visible here, mounted at head-height just a bit to the right of the entrance on the corner.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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