The mighty Carson Block!
Old Town Eureka has a new crown jewel. After three and a half years of work, including nearly a year and a half of retrofitting and restoration operations, the resurrected Carson Block building soft-opened its doors to the public Friday afternoon.
Your Lost Coast Outpost was on hand to witness the brief ribbon cutting ceremony, snap a few photos and pilfer the free food and beer. Behold!
NCIDC executive director Terry Coltra welcomes the crowd; Also pictured: Eureka Mayor Frank Jager and councilmembers Melinda Ciarabellini and Marian Brady
Wiyot tribal member Cheryl Seidner blesses the building
Looking north up F Street from the third floor corner turret
Eureka City Councilmember Kim Bergel dares gravity
The masses gathered in the still-unfinished third floor Ingomar Theatre for goodies provided by local restaurants