Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Humboldt County

Metropole Hotel 2 March 2018
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Metropole Hotel
AKA Abrahamson Building
217 D Street
Built 1903

This elegant rendition of the 20th Century Classical Revival style was designed as a residential hotel with furnished rooms upstairs and businesses and Abe's Chop House on the ground floor.

The entrance to the hotel is through a hood projection supported by large consoles. A dentiled classical cornice traverses the lower floor. The simple upper levels are formally designed into groupings of windows separated by colossal, paneled Doric pilasters. Pedimented window moldings supported by consoles are found on two bays.

The tin cornice is particularly fine and appears above a frieze embellished with disk shapes.

The Metropole Hotel, which was renovated in 1977, is a Eureka Historic Landmark and contributes to the Eureka Old Town Historic District.

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

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