National Register of Historic Places in Humboldt County
A plaque in the yard reads:
The Shaw House
Pioneer Seth Louis Shaw began construction of his home, Fern Dale, in 1854. The town was named after his first permanent home. The home, in its original condition, is a fine example of Gothic architecture. The house is a landmark and a source of pride to the community.
Dedicated by the Native Sons of the Golden West, February 13, 1982