I do believe that is a fuel truck on the left.
As many already know, please keep clicking on the photo to enlarge-there is a lot of great detail here.
Per the Phillips House Museum website:
The Philips House Museum at 7th and Union Streets
preserves the atmosphere of a typical farm house found in Arcata. As a living museum, Arcata’s best example of Greek Revival architecture shows the daily life an Arcata resident between 1854 and 1932.
Free tours of Phillips House are available 2 – 4 p.m. every Sunday and by appointment – 707-822-4722.
We can remember this photo whenever our calculators stop working, our computer runs slow or our cell phone reception gets a bit scratchy.
Please click on the image to reach the source site where you can enlarge and see the great detail.
Some time ago I wrote about a slash burner in the middle of no where. Apparently there was one in the middle of Eureka as well.
I’m thinking that warehouse on the right is still there on the waterfront but can’t tell for sure….
[As always, keep clicking on the photo to enlarge]
I kind of get the feeling I’ve posted this one before but I love it.
Maybe it is the market basket on the porch. The clotheslines or eerily empty street. The lovely architectural detail or pretty little fence in front of the house on the left (the house on the right seems to have copied the same style). Dunno, but I like it. Hope others do too.
Click on the photo to enlarge and see more detail.
The “Monkey Wards” (what my dad called it when I was growing up) on the right is certainly not the flat-roofed monstrosity I remember from when I was a kid (was located where Target is now for those who are newer to the area).
Nice to see that the Eureka Theater hasn’t really changed. Folks have actually been working for a while now to restore the theater and the volunteer effort is coming along quite nicely. Learn more about the restoration effort and how you can help HERE.
Thanks to Hans Koster of Sunnyfortuna.com for this one.
Classified ad was in the Eel River Advance, May 30, 1896
This just wasn’t pretty.
But this is.
So I was feeling all clever and original in creating this post until I picked up the latest local book by Arcadia Publishing–this one is a “Then & Now” (mostly) photo book of Eureka written by local photographer (and now author) Scott H. Brown. Scott shows almost exactly what I posted above on page 54-but since his book is already published. he clearly came up with it first–and his photos include interesting info like the Daly brothers came from Ireland to Eureka in 1892, established the Daly’s Dept. Store and that when the chain of five Daly’s stores closed in 1995, it was Northern California’s oldest independently owned department store chain.
Scott’s book is cool. Seriously. It is full of historic images (anywhere from 50 to 150 years old) contrasted with present-day photos. He also has great info in the captions. Scott works at Old Town Coffee and Chocolates and you can find him, signed copies of his book, and a great mocha or cup of tea there.