Touring North Arcata, Destination # 29

Bair House

916 13th Street

Built: 1888

Period: Victorian Architecture c. 1885-1900
Description:

Constructed: 1888
Samuel and Joseph C. Newsom, the same architects responsible for the Carson Mansion in Eureka are credited for this beautiful Victorian.

One of the State's premier examples of Queen Anne architecture, the Bair House, built in 1888 for Dr. Fred Bangs, is attributed to architects Samuel and Joseph Newson. This is a house of complex rooflines, corner tower, gables, bays and a richly textured surface of patterned shingles and applied ornamentation. Most notable is hoarse shoe entrance and balustrade, lavishly decorated spindlework and Eastlake ornamentation.