California Historical Landmarks in Humboldt County
California Historical Landmark 883
Main and Herbert Streets
This pioneer agricultural community, settled in 1852, helped feed the booming population of mid-century San Francisco. Long known as "Cream City," Ferndale made innovative and lasting contributions to the dairy industry. Local creameries, and the town's role as a transportation and shipping center in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, fostered prosperity which produced Ferndale's outstanding Victorian-Gothic residential and false-front commercial architecture.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 883
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce Historical Committee and community effort, September 12, 1976.