National Register of Historic Places in Sonoma County

National Register #79000557: Hinds Hotel in Freestone 1 October 2004

National Register #79000557: Hinds Hotel in Freestone 6 May 2022

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National Register #79000557
Hinds Hotel
AKA Freestone House
306 Bohemian Highway
Built 1873

The small town of Freestone lies in a valley that extends from the Pacific Ocean to the beginning of the redwood forest just south of Occidental.

The hotel is a simple Gothic Revival two-story woodframe building. It was originally built in an L-shape and has had minor additions in the rear. Before 1902, a balcony was added to break the severity of the facade. The three-step wooden platform on the front two sides is original and has been restored.

The building is covered with shiplap siding. Flat trim surrounds the six-over-six double-hung sash windows. Entry doors on the ground floor are symmetrically placed and embellished with stained glass. The side door entry has a single, paned door with colored glass side lights and transom.

The most outstanding features are the Gothic windows below the center gables.

Source: NRHP nomination submitted in 1978.

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When we photographed the Freestone Hotel in 2022, it was undergoing renovation.

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