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 Newsom. 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 horseshoe entrance and balustrade, lavishly decorated spindle-work and Eastlake ornamentation. Samuel and Joseph C. Newsom, the same architects responsible for the Carson Mansion in Eureka are credited for this beautiful Victorian.
Information: Arcata History.