Martin Luther Marsh House

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Marsh, Martin Luther, House
Martin Luther Marsh House is located in California
Martin Luther Marsh House
Martin Luther Marsh House is located in the US
Martin Luther Marsh House
Location 254 Boulder Street
Nevada City, California
Coordinates 39°16′3″N 121°0′32″W / 39.26750°N 121.00889°W / 39.26750; -121.00889Coordinates: 39°16′3″N 121°0′32″W / 39.26750°N 121.00889°W / 39.26750; -121.00889
Built 1873
Architectural style Italianate Style-Victorian
NRHP Reference # 73000415
Added to NRHP 1973-04-11

The Martin Luther Marsh House was built in 1873, and is located at 254 Boulder Street in Nevada City, in the Gold Country of Nevada County, California.

History[edit]

The Martin Luther Marsh House's architecture and engineering were significant during the California Gold Rush period of 1850-1874. The single family home is of Italianate Style-Victorian design. It bears a hip roofed cupola and the windows are arched.[1]

Restoration[edit]

Briefly in the 1970s, the Marsh House was the American Victorian Museum,[2] founded by Carol and David Fluke, (owners/funding,) Ruthe Hamm, (owner/funding,) and co-founders David Osborne and Charles Woods.[3]

Recent restoration included replacement of the rotting quoins with redwood duplicates, a new roof, rain gutters, and exterior painting in historical colors, including white trim. It's situated in a park-like setting.[2]

Landmark[edit]

On 19 January 1972, the Martin Luther Marsh House was designated a California Point of Historical Interest No. P241.[4]

Less than a year later, on 11 April 1973, this Nevada County building was designated as a landmark by the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 1873 Martin Luther Marsh House in Nevada City, California". artisticlicense.org. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  2. ^ a b artisticlicense.org
  3. ^ Miller, Laura. "Lee Amundsen, co-founder of KVMR Founder". kvmr.org. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  4. ^ "MARTIN LUTHER MARSH HOUSE (P241)". ohp.parks.ca.gov. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  5. ^ "Marsh, Martin Luther, House (added 1973 - Building - #73000415)". nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com. Retrieved 2008-08-12.