350 E Street

This structure, built in 1917, originally housed the Humboldt National and Home Savings Bank, incorporated in 1873. Formerly located in the Vance Hotel and in the Buhne Building, the back commissioned this reinforced concrete, Classical Revival building, designed by Applegarth and Spangler, in 1917. Its opening reception attracted thousands of Eurekans and was given extensive coverage in The Daily Humboldt Times. The travertine-encased lobby is entered through a Doric columned and pilastered main entry topped by a massive entablature. On the side elevation, paired pilasters delineate the bays of the rusticated first and second floors. Above a garland frieze, the upper three floors are ornamented with colossal Corinthian pilasters that confine the paired windows. A major projecting cornice and balustraded parapet dominate the top of this elegant and significant building. (Green book)