According to a random timeline of Eureka I just found on the internet, this grand old building was destroyed in an 1954 earthquake.
And we went from that, to this:
Please don’t misunderstand. I think this is actually a gorgeous photo of a very ugly building… more a hodgepodge of four buildings all kinda mashed together, actually.
One can’t help but notice the different “feel” of the old building . And I can’t help but wonder if the character of Eureka would be different if this historic structure was still standing today.