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Old Town Eureka, Eureka

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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2.8/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Old Town Eureka in Eureka, California, is listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places. This Historic district is a 350acre area containing 154 buildings mostly from the Victorian era. The core of the district runs the length of First, Second, and Third Streets, between "C" and "M" Streets and includes many types of architecture from the 1850s to the present. Though not officially within the district, the Carson Mansion, the undisputed Victorian jewel of the city and region, commands the highest elevation at the eastern edge of the district. Art venues, coffee shops, bed and breakfasts and inns, antique stores and shops, restaurants, museums and galleries, and public areas are among the highlights of this gem of the West Coast. Of particular note is the remarkable authenticity of the district simply because it did not suffer the ravages of extensive fires or redevelopment like many other historic commercial centers.HistoryThe city began as an 1850 settlement on the edge of Humboldt Bay where the district is today. Developers and settlers planned for Eureka to aid in the provision of miners working inland to the east. By 1865 the central core of what would become Eureka's "Old Town" was considered "a lively place for a small town, full of business and with plenty of money... the roads beyond Second street (the equivalent of "Main" Street) were covered with stumps from the (recently logged) Redwood forest and not yet open.''
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  • Buildings are nice Victorian and very old, right off rt 101. Most of the buildings are not being maintained most are run down which is sad the city seems to be falling apart. Parking to walk around th...  read more »
  • The old town of Eureka has plenty of charm and someone has invested a lot of money in renovations of the old Victorian buildings. The season is ending with a few places closing or opening for reduced ...  read more »
  • Historic with interesting businesses and restaurants.. Good scenery as Old Towne is located on Humboldt bay. Lots of interesting buildings to see and good choice of restaurants, great shops and other ...  read more »
  • Found some real gems in this place. Took some time but it was worth it.
  • Not happy at all.
  • Nice selection, but don't ever buy or sell items without researching the item or you will surely get ripped off.
  • Horrible
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