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By James King, February 8, 2014
Eureka Historical Landmark Plaque
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Arkley Center for the Performing Arts — The State Theater
Richard Sweasey originally financed the construction of this theater which displays his name. Mr. Sweasey was a businessman in the early days of Eureka. Sweasey served as a member of the California State Legislature and several terms as a Humboldt . . . — Map (db m71971) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — August Palmtag Building
— 1893 — August Palmtag Building Queen Anne Architecture Residences, offices; Adorni Grocery, cigar store; Pacific, Cooper Pharmacies; Levy, Canepa, Danielson & Petersen Men’s Stores Eureka Historic Landmark This . . . — Map (db m1504) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Buhne Building — Italianate Architecture - 1884 — Eureka Historic Landmark
Built for Captain H.H. Buhne; Humboldt County Bank, other businesses, residences, public hall, rooftop signal service station. This program made possible through a partnership with property owners Kelly and Kala Martin, Eureka Main Street, and . . . — Map (db m61275) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Buhne General Store
—c 1858— Buhne General Store Greek Revival Architecture Eureka’s Oldest Commercial Building Captain H.H. Buhne, Proprietor Eureka Historical Landmark This program possible through a partnership with property owners . . . — Map (db m60214) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — C.W. Long Building — Eastlake Architecture - 1877 — Eureka Historic Landmark
. . . — Map (db m61287) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Clarke Memorial Museum
Dedicated to the memory of my parents Joseph H. & Annie F. Clarke and other pioneers of Northwestern California by Cecile Clarke Dedicated August 21, 1960 by the Native Sons of the Golden West — Map (db m1505) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — D. C. McDonald Building — Classical Revival Architecture - 1904 — Eureka Historic Landmark
Built for Annie M. Wallace; first concrete commercial building in Eureka; contractor materials sold until 1960. This program possible through a partnership with property owner Dolores Vellutini, Eureka Main Street, and the Eureka Heritage . . . — Map (db m61221) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — E. Janssen Building — Italianate Architecture, 1875 — Eureka Historic Landmark
Janssen's General Merchandise, first elevator and first fireproof building in Eureka This program made possible through a partnership with property owner Dolores Vellutini, Eureka Main Street, and the Eureka Heritage Society — Map (db m60513) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Eagle House — Eastlake/Queen Anne Architecture - circa 1887/1893 — Eureka Historic Landmark
Served passengers traveling by steamers docking at nearby wharves. This program possible through a partnership with property owners Lee & Kwang Cho, Eureka Main Street and the Eureka Heritage Society. — Map (db m61129) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — 477 — Eureka — "I Have Found It"
Eureka was founded as a town in 1850 and incorporated as a city in 1874. Located on the remote northwestern coast of California, Eureka was the region's major port of entry by water in the 19th century before the construction of good access by land, . . . — Map (db m113509) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Eureka Business College — Restored Commercial — Eureka Historic Landmark
Built for Josiah Bell; college upstairs; steamship ticket agency, bicycle shop, and grocery store downstairs; stable; 1893, second building attached. This program possible through a partnership with the estate of Robert Imperiale, Eureka Main . . . — Map (db m61170) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Eureka City Hall — Italian Renaissance Architecture, 1905-1960 — Eureka Historic Landmark
Architect J.W. Rowell designed the masonry building which featured a classical entry portico, an elegant cupola with skylights, and street facades of granite blocks, buff-colored bricks, and sandstone detailing. Built by the Lyon-Wilson . . . — Map (db m60275) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Eureka Free Public Library
California’s first free library was established in Eureka on May 11, 1878 and was situated in this Carnegie Building 1904-1972 — Map (db m71976) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Eureka Inn
This property The Eureka Inn has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m71977) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — First National Bank/Professional Building (1918) — Renaissance Revival Architecture — Eureka Historic Landmark
W.H. Crim, S.F. Architect; Bank, drug emporium downstairs; Offices leased by professionals and government agencies upstairs — Map (db m108025) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — 154 — Fort Humboldt
By the early 1850's, newly arrived white settlers had moved into the Humboldt Bay area, causing conflict with the native inhabitants. To protect both Indians and settlers, Fort Humboldt was established in 1853 and operated until 1866. It became a . . . — Map (db m19936) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Harold G Larsen / Vista Point
1925 — 1972 Hal, a native of San Diego, was graduated from San Diego State College with a degree in Civil Engineering, and subsequently started work with the California Division of Highways in that area. As a person dedicated to . . . — Map (db m1556) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Hose Company Number 4
Built in 1884, this building became home of “Columbia Hose Company Number 4”, chartered April 2, 1894. It is the oldest surviving structure of the 7 volunteer companies organized in Eureka between 1873 and 1908. Original building had 2 . . . — Map (db m91922) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — 882 — Humboldt Harbor Historical District
Captain Jonathan Winship made the first recorded entry into Humboldt Bay by sea in June 1806. Encountered in 1849 by Josiah Gregg’s party. New word of its existence reached San Francisco. By 1850 the Laura Virginia Association had founded Humboldt . . . — Map (db m1555) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Indian/Gunther Island Site 67 (Tolowot)
National Historic Landmark

This site possesses national significance in commerating the history of the United States of America.

1964

National Park Service United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m32570) HM

California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Italianate Architecture
— c1880 — Italianate Architecture Built for J. McLauchlan, restaurant, saloons downstairs; alpine rooms upstairs; one of the longest operating bordellos Eureka Historic Landmark This program possible through a . . . — Map (db m1507) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — J. Lowenthal Building
— 1879 — J. Lowenthal Building American Ecclectic Iron front cast by Eureka Foundry; men's clothier and furnishings, Louvre Cafe, saloons Eureka Historic Landmark This program possible through a partnership with . . . — Map (db m1508) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Metropole Hotel — Classical Revival Architecture - 1903 — Eureka Historic Landmark
Built for A.R. Abrahamson; furnished rooms upstairs; businesses and Abe's Chop House downstairs. This program possible through a partnership with property owners Evo & Catherine Fannucchi, Eureka Main Street, and the Eureka Heritage Society. — Map (db m61533) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — N.S.G.W. Hall
This historic building was erected in 1887 by L.T. Kinsey and sold to the Society of Humboldt County Pioneers in 1890. On June 15, 1897 it was purchased by Humboldt Parlor No. 14 N.S.G.W. — Map (db m71970) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Needs/Williams Building — Neoclassical Architecture - 1904 — Eureka Historic Landmark
Needs Lodging; meeting hall; jewelers, tailors, other retail; offices; L.H. Hess businesses; Monterey Hotel. This program made possible through a partnership with property owner Williams Family, Eureka Main Street, and the Eureka Heritage . . . — Map (db m61383) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Oberon — Classical Revival Architecture, 1878 — Eureka Historic Landmark
Dry goods, saloons, Cafes Royal and Oberon (Site 1910 Jack London fight), used furnishings This program possible through a partnership with property owners Roy and Susan Kohl, Eureka Main Street, and the Eureka Heritage Society — Map (db m60277) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Ritz Building — Art Moderne Architecture — Eureka Historic Landmark
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 . . . — Map (db m60897) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — 2008-9 — Sequoia Park Zoo
Sequoia Park Zoo has been an integral part of Eureka's community since 1907. Founded on land acquired from the Glatt family to be used as a city park, the zoo has provided a home for many cherished animals and fond family memories. For more than a . . . — Map (db m78790) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — St. Bernard Catholic Church
Was consecrated by Bishop Manogue on June 6, 1886 - built by local architect James Simpson under the direction of the pastor, Father John S. Sheridan. It is the second church constructed at this location. Dedicated by the Grand Parlor . . . — Map (db m108024) HM
California (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 . . . — Map (db m1498) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — The Cousins Building — Mission Revival/Classical Revival Style Architecture - 1874 — Eureka Historic Landmark
In 1895 3 buildings existed: 412 - Long's Saloon; 414 - W.S. Clifton, optician; 418 - C.W. Richardson, barber. This program made possible through a partnership with property owners Nedra & Wes Kausen, Eureka Main Street, and the Eureka . . . — Map (db m61187) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — The former Fairwind — Italianate 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
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — The Josiah Gregg Expedition
After finding Humboldt Bay from the sand dunes near Fairhaven on December 20, 1849, the Dr. Josiah Gregg exploring party reached the present site of Eureka. December 26, passing an open area near this point, to camp by an Indian village close to . . . — Map (db m91923) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — The Samuel W. McFarland Block — circa 1885-1903
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 . . . — Map (db m71972) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Weaver Building — Stick-Eastlake Architecture - 1892 — Eureka Historic Landmark
Two cantilevered square bays; saloon downstairs; brothel upstairs; later Bluebird Cabaret with dime a dance. This program made possible through a partnership with property owner Diane Barmore, Eureka Main Street, and the Eureka Heritage . . . — Map (db m61222) HM

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