Touring Central Arcata, Destination # 50

Simpson House

493 G. Street

Built: 1877

Period: Settlement Architecture c. 1850-1885

The Simpson House was built in 1877 and is somewhat more elaborate that other front-gable houses. A one-and-a-half story house with cornice returns, corner board, off-centered front door with transom and 2 over 2 windows, the house has an uncharacteristic bracketed window shelves and entrance stoop supported by two posts on piers.