Touring Central Arcata, Destination # 36

Jacobs House

986 12th Street

Built: 1900

Period: Victorian Architecture c. 1885-1900

Frank Jacobs, who built this home had his office in the little false front at 12th and K Streets. Notice the letter "J" in the elaborate bas-relief over the front porch and the cutout design which trims the casing of a second floor window at the right. The decoration within each of the bagles is especially charming. Note the massive brackets at the gable eves, the shapes of wall shingles, and the drapery effect achieved by branckes and pillars at the back of the front porch. On the J Street side, the bay topped with a quasi-turret complete with pointed roof and finial is as unique as the diagonal treatment of siding here and there.