National Register of Historic Places in San Luis Obispo County
The Call-Booth house is a fully restored example of pattern book architecture from the late 19th century. Built with native California materials, the house combines elements of the Queen Anne and Eastlake architectural styles.
Dr. Samuel Johnson Call, for whom the house was built, was an adventuresome physician who was born in Kentucky. The doctor's sister, Susanna Call Booth, was the first Paso Robles postmistress.
When the house was built, development in Paso Robles centered around a tourist-oriented mineral spring that drew visitors from San Francisco and the eastern United States.
Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in the year 1988.