Susie Van Kirk

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The house at 895 7th Street is a two-story, hipped-roof box with 1/1 windows and a central entrance. This house type was built locally in the first decade of the 20th century and is notable for its exterior simplicity and lack of decoration. Removal of the one-story porch across the front, replacement of the original front door, and enclosure of the rear porch are major alterations.

Arcata has several examples of this house type, but only this one and the house at the northwest corner of 15th and I Streets have retained their original character. The house directly across 7th Street on the northeast corner of 7th and I Streets is basically a hipped-roof box, but a 1910 remodeling added the handsome front bay, changing the entire appearance of the structure.


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