National Register of Historic Places in Humboldt County

National Register #85000353: Old Jacoby Creek School in Bayside, California 6 July 2007
The building is largely obscured by a tall hedge at the property line.
National Register #85000353: Old Jacoby Creek School in Bayside, California 1984 Photograph from the NRHP Nomination
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National Register #85000353
Old Jacoby Creek School
2212 Jacoby Creek Road
Built 1903

From the day it opened in 1902 until a new building was completed in 1957, the old school provided not only a place for the community's children to be educated, but also a place for their activities.

The architecture does not easily fit into any formal style. Rather it is a good example of the transitional architecture in Humboldt County during the first decade of the 20th century when builders began to reject Victorian styles in favor of the simpler architecture leading to the Craftsman style popular in the first quarter of the 20th century.

Like most transitional architecture, the Old Jacoby Creek School exhibits holdovers from the past such as the fancy shingles, pedimented gable, and the arched entrance. The wide eaves, false rafter ends, overlapping-board siding, and solid simplicity were harbingers of things to come.

Excerpted from the NRHP Nomination.

Some 19th century schoolhouses in Northern California
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