Eureka Historic District

Roughly, First, Second and Third Sts., between C and N Sts., Eureka, California


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"CITY OF EUREKA - Eureka was founded as a town in 1850 and incorporated as a city in 1874. Located on the remote northwestern coast of California, Eureka was the region's major port of entry by water in the 19th century before the construction of good access by land, and rose to historical prominence as the major social, political, and economic center of the region. 'Eureka' is a Greek expression and a popular mining term meaning 'I have found it.'" - California Historic Landmark No.477

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1991
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Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival; Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival; Victorian
Areas of significance
Industry; Commerce; Exploration/Settlement; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Hotel; Single dwelling; Multiple dwelling; Specialty store; Warehouse
Current functions
Single dwelling; Park; Business; Specialty store; Multiple dwelling; Restaurant
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1925-1949
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 154
Contributing structures: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 53
Non-contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • March 27, 2019: Updated by Richard Doody: Add historical information
  • October 24, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger