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National Register of Historic Places in Butte County, California

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National Register #91000636
South of Campus Neighborhood
Bounded by West 2nd, Normal, West 6th and Cherry Streets

This 520-acre historic district contains 114 contributing buildings. The period of significance is from 1850 to 1949.

Contributing Buildings Sequenced By Year
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Name Year Address Remarks
429 West 3rd StreetCraftsman Bungalow.
414 West 6th Street
527 West 6th StreetSalt-box cottage built between 1890 and 1921.
531 Hazel Street
325-327 Ivy StreetRectangular gabled house has Craftsman details. Moved here in 1952, when the University demolished the residences along West 1st Street.
317 Cherry StreetClapboard bungalow. A wide corbeled frieze under the boxed eaves is its most distinctive feature.
O'Hair House618 West 5th StreetOne of Chico's few Gothic Revival cottages exhibiting decorated bargeboards.
Allen-Sommer-Gage House1862410 Normal AvenueGreek Revival style. One of Chico's oldest documented houses. National Register #77000288.
Ball House1869536 West 3rd StreetMay be one of Chico's oldest extant structures. It appears to have been built for Charles Ball, pioneer watchmaker and mayor, around 1869, on the northeast corner of West 2nd and Chestnut Streets. It was moved here in the 1920's.
1870530 Normal AvenuePioneer cottage probably built in the 1870's.
Crosette House1871305 Ivy StreetClapboard, multigabled cottage with many additions and renovations.
Cosby Home1872327 Chestnut StreetGeorge B. Cosby, Civil War veteran and later State Adjutant General, had this home built in 1872. Originally it was an ell-shaped house facing West 4th Street with a veranda and Eastlake trim. Around 1900, it was moved to this site and by the late 1920's,
Fifth Street Rooming House1873731 West 5th StreetItalianate box typical of the early 1870s. Probably built as a rooming house for people associated with the railroad since it was built a few years after the railroad arrived and is about two blocks from the depot.
Wood House1873644 West 4rd StreetItalianate style house built for Rev. Jesse Wood about 1873. Typical of residences of the period in its symmetry, simplicity of detail and workmanship.
Walker House1875702 West 3rd StreetItalianate style. Jefferson Walker, whose brickyard supplied the brick for most of the commercial buildings and schools in town until 1902, built this house for himself in 1875. It is one of the few remaining brick residences in Chico.
Fordham House1878342 Ivy StreetSimilar to the two Italianate cottages next to it. Built in 1878 for J.F. Fordham, a brickmaker.
Reynolds House1878206 Hazel StreetGreek Revival cottage. The fruit and nut packing family, the Reynolds, lived here from 1919 - 1959.
1880428 West 5th StreetGood extant example of a comfortable, middle-class home of the early 1880s.
1880324 West 6th StreetExcellent example of a single-story Italianate with front veranda. Moved to this site about 1915 from the Junction area. Built c1880.
1880345 West 6th StreetProportions and symmetry typical of an early 1880s residence.
1880604 Ivy StreetSmall clapboard, gabled cottage dates from at least the early 1880's.
Waterland Apartments1880327 Normal AvenueOne of Chico's first apartment buildings. Built about 1880 and remodeled by G.F. Waterland in 1914, which probably explains its eclectic appearance.
Jackson House1881330 Ivy StreetLocal jeweler, Frank M. Jackson had this house built in 1881.
Ormsby House1881318 Ivy StreetItalianate cottage.
1883228 Ivy StreetItalianate cottage.
Sherwood House1883310 Normal AvenueEastlake stickwork used freely on the shiplap-sided building with elaborate knobbed brackets under the eaves. Built for wagon-maker, William H. Sherwood.
Stansbury House1883307 West 5th StreetNational Register #75000424
1884322 Normal Avenue
1884417-421 Normal AvenueThis pre-1884 clapboard cottage has been added to several times to create its asymmetric shape.
Barnard House1884238 Normal AvenueOriginal building was Italianate with square bay windows on the facade and south side. In the early 1910's, the front bay was removed and a Greek Revival portico was added with two sets of triple double-story Ionic columns supporting a pediment with a bul
O'Hair House1884628 West 3rd StreetRural interpretation of the Greek Revival style.
1885626-628 West 4rd StreetMoved to this site in the 1950s from 3rd and Salem Streets.
Eames House1885630 West 5th StreetEames had this house built in 1895 next to his Chico Soda Works. Originally a classic box with a Queen Anne octagonal tower, it was remodeled around 1910 by architect Julia Morgan.
1886330 West 5th Street
1886543 West 6th Street
Schooler House1887527 Ivy StreetItalianate cottage.
1890746 West 3rd StreetMultigabled Queen Anne built between 1890 and 1902.
1890621 West 6th Street
1890706 West 6th StreetBuilt between 1890 - 1902.
1890718 West 6th StreetBuilt between 1890 - 1902.
Bicknell House1898611 West 5th StreetQueen Anne style. One of the largest houses in the district.
1900411 West 6th StreetThis cottage is similar to many from the 1900s.
1900419 West 6th Street
1900420 West 6th Street
1900431 West 6th StreetClassic example of a simple stucco California Bungalow.
1900518 West 6th Street
1900429 Normal AvenueClassical Revival box built in the first decade of the 20th century.
Bicknell Cottage1900530 Hazel StreetOne of a set of three identical Queen Anne cottages built at the beginning of the 20th century for Thomas Bicknell at the back of his large Queen Anne house at 611 West 5th Street.
Bicknell Cottage1900536 Hazel StreetSee 530 Hazel Street.
Bicknell Cottage1900544 Hazel StreetSee 530 Hazel Street.
Bower House1900308 Hazel StreetStick style.
Earl House1900238 Hazel StreetStick-Eastlake style. built for the proprietors of a local hardware store, William and Nancy Earll, with all millwork done in Chico.
1901530 Chestnut Street
1902625 West 3rd Street
1902319 West 4rd StreetClassical Revival box with Queen Anne style shingled, multiple gables. A square side bay with beautiful carved brackets is the only vestige of the original one story Eastlake cottage which was greatly enlarged between 1902-1921 and remodeled in the late 1
1902441 West 4rd Street
1902611 West 4rd Street
1902530 West 6th StreetThe first floor was a Colonial Revival cottage. Second story apparently added to accomodate a duplex.
1902544 West 6th Street
1902420 Hazel StreetBuilt between 1902 and 1921.
1902224 Ivy StreetColonial Revival cottage built between 1902 and 1914.
White House1902642 West 3rd StreetDutch mode of the Colonial Revival style.
1903430 West 3rd StreetBuilt sometime between 1903 and 1921.
1903527-531 West 5th Street
Bryan1903730 West 6th StreetColonial Revival.
Canfield House1903429 West 4rd Street
Cole Residence1903334 Normal AvenueLocal architect, Chester Cole resided here from 1918 to about 1933.
Copeland House1903342 Normal Avenue
Costar House1903505 West 5th Street
Crew House1903504 West 3rd StreetColonial Revival style.
Eames Cottage1903629 West 4rd StreetOne of 3 identical rectangular cottages built in 1903 by Charles Eames behind his Soda Works. The porch has turned posts and small Eastlake-like brackets.
Eames Cottage1903637 West 4rd StreetIdential to 629 West 4rd Street.
Eames Cottage1903645 West 4rd StreetIdential to 629 West 4rd Street.
Rouke-Haile House1903512 West 3rd StreetShingle style with Queen Anne asymmetry and Colonial Revival details.
Schwein House1903527 Cherry StreetOne of four gambrel-roofed residences designed by AJ. Bryan in 1903, one of which is around the corner at 730 West 6th Street.
1906541 West 5th StreetColonial Revival cottage.
Matthews House1906606 West 5th StreetColonial Revival.
Richardson (C.C.) House1907520 West 3rd StreetColonial Revival style.
Richardson (J.V.) House1907528 West 3rd Street
McIntosh House1908440 West 4rd StreetThis square, 2-story house was once Chico's grandest example of the Colonial Revival style. Its current use as a fraternity house has led to its misuse and deterioration.
1910729 West 2nd Street
1910737 West 2nd Street
1910421 West 3rd Street
1910529 Normal AvenueColonial Revival cottage form with Craftsman details. Probably built in the 1910's.
1910514 Ivy Street
1913318 Hazel Street
1914529 Ivy Street
Zwidler House1914544 West 3rd Street
1915745 West 3rd Street
Shepherd House1915647 West 2nd StreetOne of Chico's best-maintained examples of a Craftsman Bungalow.
Abraham House1918413 West 4rd StreetChico's only Secessionist details in the patterning in the eave soffits and surface applied design. The original living room chandelier was a Secessionist design of helmeted heads.
1920627 West 2nd StreetClapboard bungalow with craftsman details.
1920635 West 2nd Street
1920728 West 3rd Street
1920720 West 4rd Street
1920345 West 5th StreetBuilt in the 1920s as a grocery store replacing an earlier dwelling.
1920511-513 West 5th StreetPeriod Revival style popular in the 1920s.
1920519-521 West 5th Street
1920719 West 6th Street
1920411-415 Chestnut StreetCraftsman Airplane Bungalow built in early 1920s.
1920346 Hazel StreetMediterranean Revival bungalow.
1920225 Ivy StreetBungalow withCraftsman treatment In the gables. Built early 1920s.
Dean House1920442 West 3rd StreetChico's best example of Prairie style.
Kennedy House1920413 West 5th StreetClassic box with a Craftsman veranda, now enclosed, exposed rafters, clinker brick fireplace, and "carved" brackets supporting the entry gable.
1921330 West 4rd StreetBuilt sometime before 1921.
1921414 West 4rd StreetBuilt sometime before 1921.
1921420 West 4rd StreetBuilt between 1902 - 1921
1921428 West 4rd StreetColonial Revival cottage. Built between 1902 - 1921
1921629 West 6th Street
1921727-731 West 6th StreetBuilt before 1921.
Hall - Van Hook Funeral Chapel1927341 West 3rd StreetStucco, conservative Mediterranean Villa. One of Chico's oldest businesses, evolving out of the furniture and mortuary business established by Thomas Bicknell in 1889.
Notre Dame School1928435 Hazel StreetBuilt in 1928 and classroom/convent wing in 1979.
Nottelman House1929541 Normal AvenueChico's only example of the Monterey Revival style.
1930235 Ivy StreetEnglish cottage.
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