Plaza Tour

Historic structures on the Arcata Plaza

Plaza Tour

Arcata, California 95521, United States

Created By: Historical Sites Society of Arcata

Tour Information

Detailed histories and architectural descriptions of the buildings that ring the City of Arcata's central town square, the Plaza.


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What You'll See on the Tour

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Union Building

Union Building Destination 1 - 808 G Street Built: 1889 Period: Victorian Architecture c. 1885-1900 Description: For seventy five years, this little false front building was the home of the Arcata Union newspaper, established in 1886 and mo... Read more
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Bull Building

Bull Building Destination 2 - 876 G St. Built: 1890 Period: Victorian Architecture c. 1885-1900 Description: Prominent Arcata resident John C. Bull, Jr. had this two¬story, false front building constructed in 1890. To insure that the new b... Read more
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Park House Building

Park House Building Destination 4 - 846 G Street Built: 1903 Period: Transitional Architecture c. 1900-1910 Description: Bay windows across the top of this three-store building are delightful reminders that this structure goes back to anoth... Read more
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Gambi Building

Gambi Building Destination 5 - 830 G Street Built: 1902 Period: Transitional Architecture c. 1900-1910 Description: To get a sense that this building has some history, try to imagine it as it was in the 1920's. Large, street level display w... Read more
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Western Auto Building

Western Auto Building Destination 6 - 826 G Street Built: 1908 Period: Transitional Architecture c. 1900-1910 Description: A modern front and unassuming appearance belie this building's colorful past as the Bavarian Saloon, C.C. Crawford's ... Read more
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Plaza Garage

Plaza Garage 808 G St. Built: 1913 Period: Craftsman Architecture c. 1910-1930 Description:  In 1903, lumberman Noah Falk drove the first automobile in Arcata and the town was never the same from that time forward as new services and skill... Read more

 

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