Touring Central Arcata, Destination # 37

Schorlig House

1050 12th Street

Built: 1885

Period: Victorian Architecture c. 1885-1900

The Schorlig House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 as a significant example of Arcata's Italianate architecture. Built in 1885, it sat in the middle of block where Mr. Schorlig practiced his vocation as the "most scientific florist" in Arcata.

It has a low hipped roofline, stacked square bays with colonettes and dainty brackets; grouped, round-headed windows; bracketed cornice; and a tastefully decorated stoop.