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

Scotia Museum

 
 
Scotia Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 5, 2012
1. Scotia Museum Marker
Inscription. The Scotia Museum is a textbook example of Greek Revival architecture. The natural redwood trunks used for classical columns have an unmistakeable association with the timber industry.

The two-story structure has a low-pitched shingle roof, a full portico and a full height gable. The pediment and roof are supported by perfectly cylindrical tree trunks with grooves in the bark that look like flutes and fillets carved into Grecian stone.

The museum entry features double doors with plain lintel and full transom light. The recessed wall and windows create the illusion of a porch, much in the style of the Acropolis in Athens.

The Scotia Museum was built in 1920 as a bank and was converted to a museum in 1951.

Dedicated February 12, 2011
By the Native Sons of the Golden West
James L. Shadle, Grand President

 
Erected 2011 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Grand Parlor. (Marker Number 2010-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 40° 29.013′ N, 124° 6.154′ W. Marker is in Scotia, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is on Main Street west of Church Street
Front of Scotia Museum - view looking east image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 5, 2012
2. Front of Scotia Museum - view looking east
. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 Main Street, Scotia CA 95565, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pacific Lumber Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Sam Helwer (approx. 4.2 miles away); Humboldt Redwoods State Park (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Eel River Starts on Your Street (approx. 7.1 miles away); Fernbridge (approx. 10.5 miles away); Joseph C. Oeschger Field (approx. 10.6 miles away); Old Firemen's Pavilion (approx. 10.6 miles away); Danish Hall (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scotia.
 
Also see . . .  The Scotia Museum. The Town of Scotia's page on the museum. (Submitted on November 13, 2012.) 
 
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Sign mounted to the right of the museum entrance image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 5, 2012
3. Sign mounted to the right of the museum entrance
Scotia Museum - pediment above entrance image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 5, 2012
4. Scotia Museum - pediment above entrance
Scotia Museum and Heisler Locomotive - view from south image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 5, 2012
5. Scotia Museum and Heisler Locomotive - view from south
On the grounds of the museum is a Heisler locomotive. Built in 1921, its first three years were spent as part of the Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway, before heading north in 1924 to haul timber. It was eventually acquired by the Pacific Lumber Company and put on display here in 1951.
Scotia Museum - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 5, 2012
6. Scotia Museum - wide view
The marker is visible here on the right side of the building, mounted on a short pole.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 12, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   6. submitted on November 13, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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