Touring Central Arcata, Destination # 46

Selvage House

609 J. Street

Built: 1874-1875

Period: Settlement Architecture c. 1850-1885

The Selvage house is a front gable-house built in the Humboldt Bay area up to about 1880. The house type is one-and-a-half story, gable form, which has an off-centered front door with divided transom and sidelights, 6 over 6 windows, a full porch with three porch posts and a hint of cutout decoration.