This building used to stand at the north east corner of 1st and E Streets in Eureka. According to W. Steenfott (quoted on the HSU Special Collections Site) , it was the former Methodist Episcopal Church, which was built in 1859 on 3rd Street. Steenfott said it was moved to 1st & E by P. Ryan (likely Pierce) in the 1860’s ( I can only imagine that process…). Ryan then used it as a theater before it became home to McNally’s and other saloons. It was apparently demolished in 1966. The Eureka Heritage Society offers a great story about the Ryan Family HERE.
According to Steenfott, in the 1850s, the building on right was Ryan’s home before he converted it to a store. It then became the Eureka Brewery before it was removed to build a rooming house addition for the Fox’s Den.
And of course, now it is just another darn parking lot….