Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Humboldt County

Building at 420 2nd Street in Eureka 7 July 2007
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Building at 420 2nd Street
Built c1880

This is a handsome example of a typical American building type which combines ground-floor commercial space with offices or living quarters above.

It was built around 1880 and was listed on the 1889 Sanborn Map as a restaurant and saloon. At one time, a boxing school was upstairs.

The building is interesting for its decorative treatment. The first floor is essentially Italianate with Eastlake inspired decorative elements, primarily channel-carved or applied cut-outs. A continuous garland and foliate motifs occur at the cornice level, around the window frames and on the corner pilasters of the second floor.

Adapted from the NRHP Nomination for Eureka Old Town Historic District.

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