F. W. Andreasen-John Rossen House

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F. W. Andreasen-John Rossen House
Ferndale CA Andreasen-Rossen House.jpg
The historic home is protected from Pacific storms by a dense windbreak.
F. W. Andreasen-John Rossen House is located in California
F. W. Andreasen-John Rossen House
Location Port Kenyon Rd. and Bush St., Ferndale, California
Coordinates 40°35′38″N 124°16′21″W / 40.59389°N 124.27250°W / 40.59389; -124.27250Coordinates: 40°35′38″N 124°16′21″W / 40.59389°N 124.27250°W / 40.59389; -124.27250
Built 1901
Architect William S. Fitzell
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body Private, listed on the National Register of Historic Places
NRHP Reference # 89000855[1]
Added to NRHP 25 September 1989

The Andreasen-Rossen House includes a two hundred acre historic district.[1]

History[edit]

Designed by architect builder William S. Fitzell, the Andreasen-Rossen House was completed for Frands Wilhelm Andreasen in 1901.[2] While called his "Skim Milk House" for Andreasen's thrifty habit of getting skim milk from other dairies to feed to his hogs,[3] he also ran a successful creamery and dairy of his own.[2] In 1901, he and his family moved to Berkeley, California after he was appointed to the California State Dairy Bureau.[3]

In 1901, Andreasen sold the house to the Rossen family who lived there until 1988.[3] New owners repaired and refinished original woodwork and rewired all the original fixtures; for a time opening it for tours to the public.[3] The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on 25 September 1989.[1] Since 1991, it has again been a private residence.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c National Register Information System (2008-04-15). "National Register of Historic Places". National Park Service. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b The Ferndale Museum; Bess Carol, Beryl Newman and Ann Roberts, editors (2004). Images of America: Ferndale. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. pp. 128, p. 68. 0-7385-2890-0. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Genzoli, Marilyn (1994). The Victorian Homes of Ferndale: A Pictorial Guide and History. Ferndale, CA: The Ferndale Museum. pp. 24, p. 9.