Byron Duerksen's blog

Historic Building

I was privileged to inspect a historic house recently right on the Pacifc Coast.  It was built in 1882 and early on served as a hospital.  There is still the beadboard ceilings and many of the original materials and details.  It was like going back in time.  The buyer has several homes and was very intrigued with this one.  It turned out that he was very knowledgeable about historic properties. 

In 1902 Jack London and his wife moved into this house and he wrote Call of the Wild which was published the following year and serialized in the Saturday Evening Post as well.  Jack London and his wife occupied this house off and on for over a decade and were in the process of building their dream home in 1913, The Wolf House, on their ranch in Sonoma County which sadly burned down before it was completed.  That property too is now designated a historic site and state park. 

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