National Register of Historic Places in Humboldt County
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 Historic Schoolhouses in Northern California