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Eureka City Hall - Eureka, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 40° 48.214 W 124° 09.926
10T E 401693 N 4517604
Quick Description: The history sign at SW corner of Third and G Streets in Eureka, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/28/2014 7:18:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMK19M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
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Long Description:
This history sign is mounted on a brick platform built on top of the cornerstone from the original Eureka City Hall.

Text of history sign:

Eureka City Hall
Italian Renaissance
1905 - 1960
Architect J.W. Rowell designed the masonry building which featured a classical entry portico, an elegant cupola with skylights, and street facades of granite blocks, buff-colored bricks, and carved sandstone detailing.
Built by the Wilson-Lyon Construction Company, this 100 ft. by 120 ft., two-story structure with basement contained all the city’s offices in one building. Fire Company No. 2, Police Department and jail were also housed here.
Damaged in a 1954 earthquake, the building was demolished in 1960.
~Eureka Historic Landmark~
This program possible through a partnership with Eureka Main Street and the Eureka Heritage Society.

Text of cornerstone plaque:

Corner stone of original Eureka City Hall
Originally Dedicated November 26, 1904
by George W. Hunter, Grand Master of Masons of California
Rededicated May 19, 2012
by Frank Loui, Grand Master of Masons of California
Mayor Frank Jager
“Freemasonry Supports Civic Involvement”
On each side stand half-round granite entry stones rest ion on the column plinth stones that were part of the main entry to the original 1904 City Hall.
Group that erected the marker: Eureka Heritage Society

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
SW corner of Third and G Streets
Eureka, C U

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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