Touring North Arcata, Destination # 22

Matthew House

902 14th Street

Built: 1888

Period: Victorian Architecture c. 1885-1900

Together with its counterpart at 980 14th Street, these are two of the purest examples of Queen Anne architecture in Arcata. Its original owner, Wesley W. Stone was born in Ohio in the mid 1800's, served with the Union army during the Civil War and came to Arcata with his wife, Celia Crippen Stone in 1886. Here he became president of the Bank of Arcata in 1916.