Ray House

  • Created: December 17, 2020 1:56 am
  • Updated: April 24, 2021 3:42 am
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Address: 890 11th St, Arcata, CA 95521, USA
City: Arcata
Postal code: 95521
Year Built 1889
Period Victorian
Structure Order 34
Ray House 886 11th StreetBuilt in 1889 for Arcata's "jolly dentist", Dr. C.B. Ray, the house is a decorated version of the hipped-roof box paired, pediment-topped bays. Eastlake ornamentation on the cornice, windows and bays make a fancy house out of an otherwise plain form such as the one at 1361 J Street.

Conversion of the house to a duplex in 1924 removed the central entrance, replacing it with two doors and two small windows. At the rear of the property is what remains of a water tower, built in 1898. The tank and windmill are gone from the structure which once had counterparts throughout the community, when every house had its own well.

Ray House 886 11th StreetBuilt in 1889 for Arcata’s “jolly dentist”, Dr. C.B. Ray, the house is a decorated version of the hipped-roof box paired, pediment-topped bays. Eastlake ornamentation on the cornice, windows and bays make a fancy house out of an otherwise plain form such as the one at 1361 J Street.

Conversion of the house to a duplex in 1924 removed the central entrance, replacing it with two doors and two small windows. At the rear of the property is what remains of a water tower, built in 1898. The tank and windmill are gone from the structure which once had counterparts throughout the community, when every house had its own well.