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Eureka Historical Society Home Tour

When: Sun., Oct. 4, 12-5 p.m. 2015

The Home Tour this year will feature five single-family homes in Eureka and one residence that has been converted into offices for a law firm. The Tour will also include Eureka's oldest church building (now St. Innocent's Orthodox Church) and the Humboldt Standard Newspaper Company building which is now used for medical and business offices and artist studios.. The eight buildings on the Tour were constructed between 1883 and 1948—at a time when Humboldt County was rapidly changing. Eureka and Arcata had already been incorporated since 1858 but were still remote and rural, dependent on country roads and ocean-going ferries to reach urban centers and the San Fancisco Bay Area. Eureka turned the century with new rail transportation, ushering in a prosperous period and housing boom. Houses on the Tour include a representative array of modestly-sized but stylish single-family homes that were rapidly filling in and expanding Eureka's early neighborhoods. The Tour includes examples of Gothic Revival and Queen Anne Victorian; Prairie Style Craftsman, Dutch Colonial Revival and an International Style post-modern house. Houses designed by well-known architects Arthur and Alfred Heineman and Ray Hudson are featured. Eureka's own Franklin T. Georgeson is represented by his handsome design for the Humboldt Standard Newspaper Building.

Price: $25, $20 advance, $12 students and kids 6 and older

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