National Register of Historic Places in Trinity County

Currie Cottage Currie Cottage
Schlomer Feed Stable Schlomer Feed Stable
Abandoned House in Helena 15 July 2007
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National Register #84001219
Helena Historic District
Highway 299 on North Fork of Trinity River
Founded 1852

The Helena Historic District, located on the North Fork of the trinity River, is one of the oldest surviving pioneer mining settlements in California.

During the 1850s, Helena became the center of extensive gold mining activities and for over eighty years was the major supply center for mines on the Trinity River and its forks. Until the construction of Highway 299W to Arcata and Eureka in the 1930s, Helena was the end of the wagon road from Weaverville and was a major stopping place for miners and travelers.

The Helena Historic District covers 430 acres with five contributing buildings.

Name Year Address Remarks Sort Address Sort Name
Blacksmith Shop1861South of Schlomer Brick BuildingBuilt prior to 1861. Only the foundations survive.A06Blacksmith Shop
Currie Cottage1859Oldest surviving pioneer cottage in Helena.A07Currie Cottage
Helena Cemetery1860Date back to the 1860's.A00Helena Cemetery
Meckel Barn1860Built in 1860's.A04Meckel Barn
Meckel Brewery1861North of Schlomer Brick BuildingBuilt prior to 1861. Only a retaining wall and foundations survive.A05Meckel Brewery
Meckel Store1858Restored in 1976 with funds from the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Leased to the federal government for use as a Post Office.A01Meckel Store
Schlomer Brick Building1859Also known as the "Brewery Building."A02Schlomer Brick Building
Schlomer Feed Stable1860Built in 1860's.A03Schlomer Feed Stable
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