National Register of Historic Places in Mendocino County
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 Station||1938||165 Main Street||Main 165||Standard Oil Station|
|Point Arena Garage||1935||170 Main Street||Main 170||Point Arena Garage|
|Odd Fellows Building||1928||183 Main Street||Main 183||Odd Fellows Building|
|Feed Barn||1928||185 Main Street||Main 185||Feed Barn|
|Pedretti Building||1928||195 Main Street||Main 195||Pedretti Building|
|Bank of America Building||1912||200 Main Street||Main 200||Bank of America Building|
|Garcia Center||1928||205 Main Street||Main 205||Garcia Center|
|Commercial Building||1928||207 Main Street||Main 207||Commercial Building|
|Building with False Front||1928||211 Main Street||Main 211||Building with False Front|
|Cypress Realty Building||1928||213 Main Street||Main 213||Cypress Realty Building|
|Arena Theater||1928||214 Main Street||Main 214||Arena Theater|
|Travel Center||1927||215 Main Street||Main 215||Travel Center|
|Point Arena Mercantile Company||1928||225 Main Street||Main 225||Point Arena Mercantile Company|
|Point Arena Market Building||1928||235 Main Street||Main 235||Point Arena Market Building|
|Texaco Garage||1930||240 Main Street||Main 240||Texaco Garage|
|Foresters' Hall||1928||245 Main Street||Main 245||Foresters' Hall|
|Two Story Frame Building||1893||265 Main Street||Main 265||Two Story Frame Building|
|Storage Building||1928||183 Main Street (Rear)||Main 183||Storage Building|
|Garage||1929||190 Main Street (Rear)||Main 190||Garage|
|Garage||1930||195 Main Street (Rear)||Main 195||Garage|
|Garage||1930||205 Main Street (Rear)||Main 205||Garage|