Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Humboldt County
James Simpson built this Victorian building for Warren Jones in 1885.
In 1913, the building was altered to accommodate a Woolworth Store.
In 1947, the building was completely redesigned in the Streamline Moderne style by local architect, Franklin T. Georgeson. The Ritz Building is recognized as an important example of his work.
Georgeson designed commercial, industrial, civic and private buildings in Eureka, Arcata and throughout California.
The Ritz Building contributes to the Eureka Old Town Historic District which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.