National Register of Historic Places in Mendocino County

National Register #90001364: Point Arena Main Street Historic Commercial District 12 November 2005
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National Register #90001364
Point Arena Main Street Historic Commercial District
165-265 Main Street
Point Arena
Period 1893-1940

The Main Street Historic Commercial District represents the development of commercial activity in Point Arena from the late nineteenth century to the end of the Great Depression.

Although Main Street had been a commercial center since the 186Os, most of the buildings in the district were constructed in 1927 and 1928 after a calamitous fire on 25 June 1927 destroyed most of the town's commercial structures.

The fire forced local business owners to respond to economic changes. Lumber mills and ranches were going out of business. Tourists were arriving. Buildings that served the old economy (hotels for mill workers, blacksmith shops, saloons) were replaced by buildings to serve the new economy (gas stations and a movie theater).

Because most construction took place during a short period, the district has a uniform appearance. Architectural integrity among contributing buildings is high. Noncontributing buildings are few and unobtrusive.

The district contains twenty-one contributing buildings and nine noncontributing buildings.

Adapted from the NRHP nomination.

Name Year Address Remarks Sort Address Sort Name
Standard Oil Station1938165 Main StreetMain 165Standard Oil Station
Point Arena Garage1935170 Main StreetMain 170Point Arena Garage
Odd Fellows Building1928183 Main StreetMain 183Odd Fellows Building
Feed Barn1928185 Main StreetMain 185Feed Barn
Pedretti Building1928195 Main StreetMain 195Pedretti Building
Bank of America Building1912200 Main StreetMain 200Bank of America Building
Garcia Center1928205 Main StreetMain 205Garcia Center
Commercial Building1928207 Main StreetMain 207Commercial Building
Building with False Front1928211 Main StreetMain 211Building with False Front
Cypress Realty Building1928213 Main StreetMain 213Cypress Realty Building
Arena Theater1928214 Main StreetMain 214Arena Theater
Travel Center1927215 Main StreetMain 215Travel Center
Point Arena Mercantile Company1928225 Main StreetMain 225Point Arena Mercantile Company
Point Arena Market Building1928235 Main StreetMain 235Point Arena Market Building
Texaco Garage1930240 Main StreetMain 240Texaco Garage
Foresters' Hall1928245 Main StreetMain 245Foresters' Hall
Two Story Frame Building1893265 Main StreetMain 265Two Story Frame Building
Storage Building1928183 Main Street (Rear)Main 183Storage Building
Garage1929190 Main Street (Rear)Main 190Garage
Garage1930195 Main Street (Rear)Main 195Garage
Garage1930205 Main Street (Rear)Main 205Garage
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