National Register of Historic Places in Humboldt County

National Register #83001180: Berding House in Ferndale, California 7 July 2007
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National Register #83001180
Berding House
455 Ocean Avenue
Built 1875

The Victorian Gothic Berding House blends the Gothic features of gables and bargeboard with the Victorian detailing of an Italianate bay and windows. The open porch with decorative arches and balustrade, the corner quoins, and the arched and triangular window pediments highlight the basic Gothic Revival form.

Carefully preserved by continuous family ownership with only minor changes, the Berding House remains much as it was at the time of its construction in 1875.

Of German birth, A. Berding came to California by way of South America to participate in the 1849 Gold Rush. As with most argonauts, Berding found his fortune not in gold, but in the business world.

Source: Extracted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1983.

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