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By Barry Swackhamer, December 8, 2012
1890 Seawall Marker and Ironwork Fence
1California (Alameda County), Alameda — 1890 Seawall
This plaque marks the location of an 1890 seawall on the Alameda shoreline. Behind you are the stairs where bathers went down to the beach. The wall was built by architect Joseph A. Leonard, who constructed many homes here during the 1890s. . . . Map (db m62215) HM
2California (Alameda County), Alameda — Alameda City Hall
This city hall is one of oldest operating city hall buildings in the State of California. It was constructed in 1895 in the Romanesque style and has been in continual use as a city hall since its completion. Original construction: Building . . . Map (db m62216) HM
3California (Alameda County), Alameda — GPY-140-02 — Clark Memorial BenchMy Dumb Friends Bench
Donated to the city of Alameda in 1920 by Park Avenue resident Isabella Derby Clark, this concrete bench was designed by Myrtle Maillot. Mrs. Clark was a proponent of animal welfare. The inscription "In memory of my dumb friends" is a reference to . . . Map (db m101553) HM
4California (Alameda County), Alameda — 26 — Meyers House
The Meyers House was erected in 1897. This Colonial Revival style home was designed by and built for prominent East Bay architect Henry H. Meyers. It served as the family residence from 1897 to 1993. Meyers designed the Posey Tunnel Portals, . . . Map (db m79862) HM
5California (Alameda County), Alameda — Webster House
This home built in 1854 for John Nelson Webster and Caroline Webster is Alameda’s oldest house. The house is a primary example of Gothic Revival architecture by renowned architect Andrew Jackson Downing. The house was prefabricated in New York, . . . Map (db m78903) HM
6California (Alameda County), Albany — 8 — Site of Veterans' Memorial
The Veterans' Memorial Building located in Albany's Memorial Park is one of ten such structures built by Alameda County as a tribute to the veterans of World War I. Designed by Henry H. Meyers and dedicated on August 14, 1932, the building has . . . Map (db m137099) HM WM
7California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Allenoke ManorCoxhead and Coxhead, Architects — 1903 —
City of Berkeley Landmarks designated in 1986 Allenoke is the only large estate remaining near the northern edge of the University of California campus. It was designed by Ernest Coxhead for Allen Freeman, President of the Bank of Oakland. . . . Map (db m53888) HM
8California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Annie and Bernard Maybeck HouseBernard Maybeck, Architect — 1933 —
City of Berkeley Landmarks designated in 1990 In 1901 architect Bernard Maybeck purchased ten acres of land here in La Loma Park. He built a sprawling brown shingle home for his family down the street in 1909 and subdivided the rest of his land . . . Map (db m53862) HM
9California (Alameda County), Berkeley — 908 — Berkeley City Club
The Berkeley City Club, organized in 1927, was one of the area’s earliest attempts by women to social, civic and cultural progress. The building, constructed in 1929, is one of the outstanding works of noted California architect Julia Morgan, . . . Map (db m100562) HM
10California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Berkeley City HallBakewell and Brown, Architects, 1908 — City of Berkeley Landmark, designated in 1975 —
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places This was Berkeley’s City Hall from 1909 to 1977. It sits on the site of the Town Hall that burned in 1904. It remains a source of civic pride and a symbol of Berkeley. Now commonly known as . . . Map (db m52398) HM
11California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Berkeley High School Industrial Arts and Science (G and H Buildings)Henry H. Gutterson and William Corlett, Sr., Architects — Jacques Schnier and Robert Howard, Sculptors —
1939-1940 City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1982 These buildings are fine examples of the Art Deco style in the Bay Area. They were designed as an ensemble with the adjacent Berkeley High School Community Theater. Bas-reliefs and . . . Map (db m54218) HM
12California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Berkeley Piano ClubWilliam L. Woollett, Architect, 1912
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 2005 The Berkeley Piano Club, dedicated to the performance and study of music, was founded in 1893 by a group of local women. Early meetings were held in members’ homes and later in a barn at the . . . Map (db m54726) HM
13California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Berkeley Public LibraryCity of Berkeley Landmark - Designated 1982
James W. Plachek, Architect, 1930 Addition, Ripley/BOORA Architects, 1999 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Berkeley’s first free public library system was established in 1895, with branches in west and south Berkeley. The . . . Map (db m52364) HM
14California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Chamber of Commerce / Wells Fargo BankWalter H. Ratcliff, Jr., Architect, 1925-27 — City of Berkeley Landmark - Designated 1984 —
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places For nearly a half century, this steel frame and concrete structure, clad in brick and terra cotta, was Berkeley’s only “skyscraper.” Walter Ratcliff, highly respected for his fine . . . Map (db m52316) HM
15California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Charles W. Woodworth House1905
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1993 Entomologist, naturalist, physicist, and inventor Charles W. Woodworth designed and built this all-redwood house in the Bay Region style. The three-level, seven-bedroom home has a brown shingle . . . Map (db m54877) HM
16California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Davis-Byrne Building1895 — City of Berkeley Landmark - Designated 1991 —
This building was originally part of the small commercial district that grew up around Dwight Way Station where Shattuck Avenue commuter trains intersected with the horse-car line that ran up Dwight Way to the California Schools for the Deaf and . . . Map (db m29581) HM
17California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Edward A. Brakenridge HouseIra A. Boynton Designer & Builder (attributed), 1892
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1992 Arriving in Berkeley from Massachusetts, Edward Brakenridge bought property that extended to Rose Street for this large Queen Anne-style residence, a stable, and a carriage house. Ira Boynton, like . . . Map (db m54512) HM
18California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Everett and Marie Glass HouseWilliam Wilson Wurster, Architect — 1938, 1941 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1995 The Glass House is considered one of the best residential works of Wurster, who was the founding dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. This simply detailed, shed roof house was built . . . Map (db m53858) HM
19California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Exxon Super Service Station
This station was constructed as an Exxon Super Service Station in 1933. It was a business venture of longtime Berkeley elementary school teacher, Sue Irwin. Built in the California Mission Style it reflects the look of railroad . . . Map (db m171532) HM
20California (Alameda County), Berkeley — F.D. Chase Building
City of Berkeley Structure of Merit designated in 2000 William Wharff, Architect, 1909 Renovation, The Bay Architects, 2001 During Berkeley's early 20th-century development boom, the F.D. Chase Real Estate Company constructed this . . . Map (db m174424) HM
21California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Fox CourtCarl Fox, Designer — 1927-30 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1977 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places This small-scaled complex of one-and two-story buildings is a surprise on a busy street. Arranged along a brick walkway through a garden court, . . . Map (db m53829) HM
22California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Framåt Lodge #405Sanford G. Jackson, Architect 1927 — City of Berkeley Landmark, designated in 1997 —
Berkeley’s large immigrant population in the late 19th and early 20th centuries included many natives of Sweden. The local chapter of the Swedish-American Vasa Order constructed this building as a lodge hall and cultural center. On November 8, . . . Map (db m52386) HM
23California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Francis Kittredge Shattuck BuildingCity of Berkeley Landmark, designated in 1995
Stone and Smith, Architects 1901 Jim Novosel: The Bay Architects 1998 Berkeley’s transit pattern was established in 1876 when Francis Kittredge Shattuck and James L. Barker brought a spur line of the Central Pacific (later Southern Pacific) . . . Map (db m52378) HM
24California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Fullen Market BuildingHenry S. Patton, Builder — 1907-08 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1985 Built by a real-estate developer during the East Bay building boom that followed the 1906 earthquake, this corner store anchored the southwestern boundary of the neighborhood once known as Regents . . . Map (db m53833) HM
25California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Heywood BuildingCity of Berkeley Landmark, designated in 1993
James W. Plachek, Architect 1917 Jim Novesel: The Bay Architects 1994 This small commercial building was built for William Heywood, son of Berkeley pioneer Zimri Brewer Heywood. The upstairs was used as the architectural offices of James W. . . . Map (db m52382) HM
26California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Hillside ClubJohn White, Architect, 1924 — Listed on the National Register of Historic Places —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 2004 The Hillside Club was founded in 1898 by Berkeley women intent on preserving the natural beauty of the hills. It soon became an influential cultural force. North Berkeley’s curved streets with old . . . Map (db m54186) HM
27California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Howard Automobile CompanyFrederick Reimers, Architect, 1930, Hayashida Architects, 2006 — Renovations for the Buddhist Churches of America, Jodo Shinshu Center —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1983 This Zig-Zag Moderne building, designed for the sale and servicing of Buick automobiles, captures the glamour, rising affluence, and sophistication of the post-World War I era. Charles Howard, who . . . Map (db m54334) HM
28California (Alameda County), Berkeley — J. Gorman & Son BuildingConstructed circa 1880 — Additions and renovations 1890, 1906, 1940, 2005 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1982 John and Margaret Gorman moved their furniture and upholstery shop to this location in 1880. It is one of Berkeley's oldest commercial buildings and a surviving example of the . . . Map (db m29371) HM
29California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Jensen HouseGeorge Jensen, Builder — 1891 —
City of Berkeley Landmarks designated in 1996 This is one of the earliest houses built in the north Berkeley hills. George Jensen came from Denmark and was a contractor in Los Angeles before moving to Berkeley. Members of the Jensen family lived . . . Map (db m53887) HM
30California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Northbrae Public ImprovementsJohn Galen Howard, Architect; R.A. Mansell, Landscape Architect 1907 — City of Berkeley Landmark - designated in 1992
Berkeley's Northbrae residential subdivision was opened in 1907 by the Mason-McDuffie Company, John Galen Howard - then Supervising Architect of the University of California - designed the Circle and the stairways, benches, and stone pillars used . . . Map (db m36674) HM
31California (Alameda County), Livermore — Carl G. Clark HouseBuilt: 1923 — Style Bungalow —
Clark was city engineer for 18 years (from 1938 to 1956); served on the city council for 12 years; and was member of the library board for 20 years.Map (db m195607) HM
32California (Alameda County), Livermore — D.J. Murphy House
This 1891 Victorian style, Italianate house was the residence of Daniel J. Murphy from 1891-1921. He was a prominent Livermore businessman and local government official. As an Alameda County Supervisor, Murphy improved the network of roads and . . . Map (db m195505) HM
33California (Alameda County), Livermore — David D. Emmenger HouseBuilt: 1909 — Style: Shingle Bungalow —
Contractor: Rasmussen & Bennett D. D. Emmenger was partner in Johnson and Emmenger Dry Goods from 1901 to 1913; he bought out his partner in 1913 and continued business until 1920. The house was purchased by Frieda Wente Tubbs in 1923.Map (db m196814) HM
34California (Alameda County), Livermore — Ernest George Wente HouseCa. 1920 Craftsman Bungalow
Ernest and wife Ida's home from the 1920s to 1963. Mr. Wente was a city councilmember in the 1940s. His hay and grain warehouses on M and N Streets north of First Street sold area farms' harvests. Mary Rasmussen, owner from the 1960s onward, . . . Map (db m195538) HM
35California (Alameda County), Livermore — J.C. Safford HouseBuilt: 1909 — Style: Colonial Revival/Vernacular —
Safford was proprietor of Safford's Furniture and Carpets in a commercial building located downtown on the south side of First Street between K and L Streets. In 1918, Safford sold the property to A.O. Lindberg.Map (db m195585) HM
36California (Alameda County), Livermore — J.S. van Buskirk / John Luders HouseBuilt: 1908
Architect: V.H.V. Voorhees (Seattle) Style: Colonial Revival / Vernacular Adaptation J.S. van Buskirk, local builder and cabinetmaker built this home for himself in 1908. He sold it in 1920 to J. Luders, member of the agricultural . . . Map (db m195944) HM
37California (Alameda County), Livermore — Joaquin Murrieta and Murrieta's Well
The legend of Joaquin Murrieta is one of the most enduring and fascinating of chapters in California history. Facts, fiction and romantic tales entangle to create a legend of unique aura that had become part of California's folklore, especially in . . . Map (db m130947) HM
38California (Alameda County), Livermore — L.E. Wright HomeBuilt: Circa 1923 — Style: Craftsman Bungalow —
Leslie E. Wright served the community as a deputy constable and motorcycle officer, city engineer, fire chief, building inspector, and member of the Livermore National Guard.Map (db m195941) HM
39California (Alameda County), Livermore — Laughlin Moy HouseBuilt: Circa 1870 — Style: Modified Pioneer —
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40California (Alameda County), Livermore — Pico-Bernal HouseOldest Building in Livermore — Built Circa 1836 —
Originally the east station of the Rancho el Valle de San Jose pioneer ranch of August Hagemann family.Map (db m199530) HM
41California (Alameda County), Livermore — Roy Bernhardt HouseBuilt 1926 — Contractor: Sam Bothwell —
Roy Bernhardt was a local blacksmith and Mayor of Livermore between 1932 and 1935.Map (db m199382) HM
42California (Alameda County), Livermore — Taylor/Twohey HouseBuilt: 1888 — Style: Italianate —
G.V. Taylor, early town marshal, built this Italianate which would become the home of construction/concrete workman, Thomas Twohey, Jr.Map (db m196043) HM
43California (Alameda County), Livermore — The Brickyard1910-1949
The Livermore Fire Brick Works used this site to make bricks from local clay from 1910 until 1949. Some of those bricks have been used in constructing the base for this plaque.Map (db m199556) HM
44California (Alameda County), Livermore — The GablesBuilt Circa 1895
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45California (Alameda County), Livermore — Thomas and Isabelle Scott HomeBuilt: 1894 — Style: Local Pioneer —
Home to Thomas Scott, Livermore's first attorney and Isabelle Scott, Livermore's first female attorney from 1894 to 1903.Map (db m196148) HM
46California (Alameda County), Livermore — Waggoner HouseBuilt: 1887 — Style: Folk Victorian —
Jacob Waggoner came to the Livermore Valley in 1874 and built this house for his family in 1887. Jacob Waggoner was an early pioneer of the Livermore Valley.Map (db m195539) HM
47California (Alameda County), Livermore — Zimmerman-Mourterot HouseBuilt: 1929 — Style: Craftsman Bungalow —
Mary Zimmerman of the Mountain House Zimmermans sold this home in 1953 to her grand-nephew Gerald Mourterot, local ranch hand, teamster driver, mason, Oddfellow, Forrester, City Deputy Poundmaster, and proprietor of Trevarno Auto Camp.Map (db m195586) HM
48California (Alameda County), Oakland — Cleveland Cascade
History The Cleveland Cascade - 'conceived and midwifed' in 1923 by prominent landscape architect Howard Gilkey, on the northeast shore of Lake Merritt - was a stunning water feature with a flavor of old Italy. Cascade prior to . . . Map (db m185920) HM
49California (Alameda County), Oakland — Connell Motor Company
This building incorporates elements of the 1946-47 Connell Motor Company building. Located on the former site of St. Mary's College (1889-1929), the building was developed by W. A. Connell as an Oldsmobile dealership, showroom, and service garage. . . . Map (db m193369) HM
50California (Alameda County), Oakland — Food & Ships
Oakland Canneries By the early 20th century, harbor improvements, expanded port facilities, and transcontinental rail service had made Oakland one of the state's leading exporters of processed food of all kinds: canned, dried, bottled, . . . Map (db m92788) HM
51California (Alameda County), Oakland — Latham Square
Latham Square is located in the historic shopping and transportation hub of downtown Oakland. The name dates from dedication of the Latham Fountain in 1913. The fountain was a gift to the City and the local SPCA from Edith and Milton Latham . . . Map (db m160463) HM
52California (Alameda County), Piedmont — Faux Bois BenchesStickwork Style a Tradition since 1877
In 1877, a prospectus for home sites in Piedmont Park showed a rustic wooden bench near the Piedmont Springs grotto. This bench began a tradition which was continued when Frank C. Havens renovated the park in 1890s, installing not only rustic . . . Map (db m72298) HM
53California (Alameda County), Piedmont — The CascadeCreating a Lush Tropical Paradise in Piedmont
In her memoir about life in Piedmont, Elsie Whitaker Martinez remembered fishing with her brothers in the Piedmont Heights in the 1880s. A myriad of streams found their way from Alta, Scenic, Pacific and Mountain Avenues. Most fed into the city’s . . . Map (db m72321) HM
54California (Alameda County), Piedmont — The MazeEnglish Hedge Maze Popular in Early 1900s
One of the first improvements made by Frank Havens to Piedmont Springs Park was the construction of a living hedge maze modeled on those like Hampton Court in England. An article in the Oakland Herald in December 1904 shows a winding drive . . . Map (db m72376) HM
55California (Alameda County), Pleasanton — Johnston Building
Built by George Johnston pioneer landowner and sheepherder in 1896 on portion of Rancho El Valle De San Jose granted by Governor Alvarado to Pico Bernal and Sunol in 1839 later owned by Juana Higuera Bernal a 19th century architectural . . . Map (db m193945) HM
56California (Alameda County), Pleasanton — Larkin Locke House
First constable of Pleasanton This house is one of Pleasanton's earliest examples of Craftsman style architecture Built 1911 Map (db m193939) HM
57California (Alameda County), Pleasanton — Once a Hilltop CastleAnother Hearst Legacy
Phoebe Hearst's Moorish-style mansion once stood where the Castlewood Country Club now stands, northwest of this location. The mansion was named Hacienda del Pozo de Verona, for its great marble wellhead imported from Verona, Italy. Western . . . Map (db m194786) HM
58California (Alameda County), San Leandro — A Zoo, a Monkey, and a Mansion Here Too!Lake Chabot Historical Walk
Since the operation of Chabot reservoir in 1876, four different water companies have managed the lake. Their staff led colorful lives on this hill as they kept an eye on this valuable resource. In 1904, William Dingee, then head of CCWC, . . . Map (db m71707) HM
59California (Alpine County), Markleeville — Alpine County Courthouse
This building was designed by Frederic J. DeLongchamp, a designer and engineer of mining, born in Reno, Nevada, on June 2, 1882 and educated in Nevada. He designed 500 buildings, libraries, hotels, and post offices in the counties of the State of . . . Map (db m635) HM
60California (Amador County), Ione — 867 — Preston Castle
The “castle,” built in 1890–1894, is the most significant example of Romanesque Revival architecture in the Mother Lode. It was built to house the Preston School of Industry, established by the State Legislature as a progressive . . . Map (db m100594) HM
61California (Amador County), Jackson — Sesquicentennial Court House Site
Voters on July 17, 1854, selected Jackson as the county seat of the new County of Amador, born that June 14 after a spirited election. Fulfilling their promise, the Jackson town trustees, at no county expense, financed construction of the first . . . Map (db m27910) HM
62California (Amador County), Jackson — NR07000507 — William J. Paugh House
The William J. Paugh House, also known as Rosewall, is a very pure example of a Gothic Revival House. The style was most popular during the 1840's and 1850's. It was built in the late 1850's by Charles L. Parish, artist, architect and builder. . . . Map (db m28067) HM
63California (Butte County), Chico — The Historic Home of Annie and John BidwellA House With a Style
Completed in 1868, the home featured many surprisingly modern conveniences including running water, flush toilets, an acetylene gas lighting system, eight fireplaces, and wall-to-wall carpeting. The pink stucco mansion was designed by San Francisco . . . Map (db m29644) HM
64California (Butte County), Chico — The Life and Times of John BidwellAn Amazing Life and Legacy
John Bidwell was born on the east coast to a poor farming family in 1819. In spite of these modest roots, he would eventually become a key figure in California history, one famous for being a true pioneer, a statesman, politician, prohibitionist, . . . Map (db m29637) HM
65California (Contra Costa County), Danville — Cabral HouseMid 1930s
This Craftsman-Bungalow style "cottage" was characteristic of the Great Depression. Once the home of Lorraine and Manuel "Manny” Cabral, this popular style remains a well-maintained example of similar buildings along Hartz Ave. The . . . Map (db m152832) HM
66California (Contra Costa County), Orinda — 1923 Miss Graham's Riding Academy
The Orinda Garage and Miss Graham's Riding Academy were built from 1923 - 25 by E.I. de Laveaga in the Spanish Mediterranean style. His uncle ran the automobile garage on the corner of Avenida de Orinda, which still exists today. . . . Map (db m154903) HM
67California (Contra Costa County), Orinda — The Orinda Theatre, 1941
The Orinda Theatre opened its doors in 1941 and is the city's most prominent visual landmark with its signature dorsal fin marquee. It is a textbook example of Streamlined Moderne Architecture, a late type of Art Deco design inspired by . . . Map (db m154890) HM
68California (Contra Costa County), Pittsburg — California Theatre
Since opening its doors on May 4, 1920, this theatre has been a cornerstone to the New York Landing Historic District in Old Town Pittsburg. Like many Bay Area theaters of the 1920's, the California Theatre was designed by A.W. Cornelius in a . . . Map (db m146532) HM
69California (Contra Costa County), Walnut Creek — "Old Borges Ranch"
Walnut Creek's Old Borges Ranchhouse, as the cornerstone of a working cattle ranch, was first built by Frank (Francisco) and his wife Mary Borges, their sons and daughters in 1899. Since then, this house has withstood five generations of the hard . . . Map (db m93983) HM
70California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — Tetrapod
These giant jacks are used to protect harbors from damaging current. As waves hit the tetrapods, the force of the water is dissipated by the curve of the legs. There are 1630 tetrapods on the ocean side of the Crescent City breakwater. There are . . . Map (db m181238) HM
71California (El Dorado County), Coloma — Site of Sierra Nevada House
The Sierra Nevada House was a handsome two-story building with many windows and a broad balcony. Here guests could always expect fine hospitality, suburb food, excellent ballroom music, fine carriages and comfortable beds. It was opened by Robert . . . Map (db m12237) HM
72California (Fresno County), Fresno — 916 — Forestiere Underground Gardens
Here, beneath the hot, arid surface of the San Joaquin Valley, Baldasare Forestiere (1879-1946) began in the early 1900's to sculpt a fantastic retreat. Excavating the hardpan by hand, he created a unique complex of underground rooms, passages and . . . Map (db m41003) HM
73California (Fresno County), Fresno — The Fresno Water TowerAn American Water Landmark
Designed by architect George S. Mayer of Chicago, Illinois. It was completed in November 1894, replacing two wooden tanks erected on this site in 1887. The Tower stands 100 feet high with a tank capacity of 250,000 gallons. This facility, modeled . . . Map (db m41069) HM
74California (Humboldt County), Arcata — 783 — Jacoby Building
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 . . . Map (db m182937) HM
75California (Humboldt County), Arcata — The Phillips House
circa 1854
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m176810) HM
76California (Humboldt County), Eureka — August Palmtag BuildingQueen Anne Architecture — 1893 —
Residences, offices; Adorni Grocery, cigar store; Pacific, Cooper Pharmacies; Levy, Canepa, Danielson & Petersen Men’s Stores Eureka Historic Landmark This program possible through a partnership with property owner Lynn McKenna, Eureka . . . Map (db m1504) HM
77California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Bank of Eureka (1911)
Classical Revival architecture Albert Pissis, S.F. architect; Ionic columns, bullseye windows, glazed terra cotta facing. 1960, Clarke Memorial Museum Eureka Historical LandmarkMap (db m176794) HM
78California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Carson Block (1892)
Richardsonian Romanesque architecture Samuel Newsom, Oakland architect; Built for William Carson; Randall Banking; A. Crocker Brothers Department Store; First Professional Offices; Ingomar Theatre and Opera House. Eureka Historic . . . Map (db m176802) HM
79California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Eureka Theatre (1939)
Streamline Moderne Architecture Built for George Mann; William B. David, architect; striking neon blade sign, curved-edge canopy, and Moderne interior Eureka Historic LandmarkMap (db m176787) HM
80California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Italianate Architecturec1880
Built for J. McLauchlan, restaurant, saloons downstairs; alpine rooms upstairs; one of the longest operating bordellos Eureka Historic Landmark This program possible through a partnership with property owner Dr. Marybeth Wolford, Eureka . . . Map (db m1507) HM
81California (Humboldt County), Eureka — J. Lowenthal BuildingAmerican Eclectic — 1879 —
Iron front cast by Eureka Foundry; men's clothier and furnishings, Louvre Cafe, saloons Eureka Historic Landmark This program possible through a partnership with property owner Wes & Nedra Kausen, Eureka Main Street, and the Eureka . . . Map (db m1508) HM
82California (Humboldt County), Eureka — John A. Cottrell House
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior John A. Cottrell House c. 1902Map (db m176767) HM
83California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Joseph Russ Building (1900)
Queen Anne Architecture Built for Zipporah Russ & Sons Co. Redwood Land & Investment Co. Belcher & Crane Abstract Co. Humboldt Club — Gentleman's Social Club Eureka Historic LandmarkMap (db m176808) HM
84California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Simpson-Vance House
904 G Street, Eureka has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1892Map (db m176777) HM
85California (Humboldt County), Eureka — The Carson House
This home, also known as the “Pink Lady,” is a classic Queen Anne/Eastlake Victorian residence designed by the prestigious architectural firm of Newsom Brothers of San Francisco. It was completed in 1889 for William Carson, a pioneer lumber baron . . . Map (db m1498) HM
86California (Humboldt County), Eureka — The former FairwindItalianate Architecture - circa 1870 — Eureka Historic Landmark —
Saloons, Kitty Farris' Joy Emporium, and Fairwind and New Fairwind Cafe. This program possible through a partnership with owners Ferguson-Winsted, Eureka Main Street, and the Eureka Heritage Society.Map (db m61155) HM
87California (Humboldt County), Eureka — The Thomas F. Ricks House
built 1885 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m176786) HM
88California (Humboldt County), Eureka — The Vance Hotel
The Hotel Vance was built in 1872 by Eureka pioneer & lumberman, John Vance. It was the area's grandest hotel & the first building in Eureka with electricity. It was originally designed & built in the "Modern Italianate style”, which . . . Map (db m135459) HM
89California (Humboldt County), Ferndale — The Shaw House
Pioneer Seth Louis Shaw began construction of his home, Fern Dale, in 1854. The town was named after his first permanent home. The home, in its original condition, is a fine example of Gothic architecture. The house is a landmark and a source . . . Map (db m182948) HM
90California (Humboldt County), Scotia — Wi'ne'ma Theatre"Women of the Braveheart"
The Wi'ne'ma Theatre was built in 1919 and named for a young Indian girl who devoted her life to establishing friendly relations between her people, the Modoc Indians, and the white men. The first performance was on November 20, 1920 and tells . . . Map (db m142815) HM
91California (Humboldt County), Trinidad — Holy Trinity Church
This property Holy Trinity Church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m176813) HM
92California (Inyo County), Death Valley National Park — An Architectural Heritage
Among the first structures greeting visitors entering the park from the west, these two stone buildings at Emigrant were built to serve as a ranger station and are a legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Created by President Franklin . . . Map (db m159295) HM
93California (Kern County), Bakersfield — First Baptist Church
The First Baptist Church was completed under the supervision of local architect Charles H. Biggar (1882 - 1946) in 1932. The building, designed in the Northern Italian Romanesque architectural style, is described in the National Register of Historic . . . Map (db m117418) HM
94California (Kern County), Bakersfield — First Presbyterian Church
In 1889, First Presbyterian Church began its ministry in Kern County as Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In 1905 the church merged with Westminster Presbyterian; being renamed First Presbyterian Church of Bakersfield. The church acquired property on . . . Map (db m117142) HM
95California (Kern County), Bakersfield — Haberfelde Building
George Haberfelde (1871 - 1962), a civic and business leader in the community, contracted with local architect Charles H. Biggar (1882 - 1946) to construct this five-story office and retail building in the Sullivanesque architectural style. When . . . Map (db m116966) HM
96California (Kern County), Bakersfield — Hayden Building
The Hayden Building is a classic example of Second Renaissance Revival architectural style. It was designed for the Kern County Land Company by San Francisco architect Charles I. Haven (1849-1916) and opened in 1904 as the Hayden Furniture Company. . . . Map (db m117419) HM
97California (Kern County), Bakersfield — Kress Building
S.H. Kress & Co. was the trading name of a national chain of "five and dime" retail department stores operating from 1896 to 1981. Opening in 1931, this three-story reinforced steel and masonry building was designed by New York City-based architect . . . Map (db m115124) HM
98California (Kern County), Bakersfield — United States Post Office
In 1924, Bakersfield was the twenty-first city in California to receive a Federal Post Office Building. Built at a cost of $130,000, the Mission architecture style building, constructed of masonry and concrete and reinforced with steel, was the . . . Map (db m122018) HM
99California (Kern County), Rosamond — Adobe ChurchRosamond
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, established Aug 12, 2015. This building once housed a Masonic Lodge and the church pictured below. Wayside Community Chapel Church, built in 1934 from land donated by the LA Rescue . . . Map (db m186316) HM
100California (Kern County), Tehachapi — The Women's Prison in Tehachapi - 1932Became California Correction Institution for Men in 1954
In 1933 California’s first women’s prison was established in Tehachapi to provide an environment more conductive to rehabilitation than San Quentin State Prison. Two-story buildings were constructed of reinforced concrete in the French Normandy . . . Map (db m134503) HM

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