Point Reyes Station Historic Walking Tours

...stepping back in time...

2. Residential Point Reyes Station

Midblock on B St. between 2nd & 3rd St.

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  • Look towards livery (was stable for Emporium)

·       Built in 1900; rebuilt in similar look 1990s

 

Doctors

Face south:

  • Note that homes on that side of street taller.

  • The two, two-story homes belonged to town doctors, although not during same time period

  • These Doctors were true country doctors that made house calls. Both houses originally had room set aside for Dr. office in house, although each house is different.

  • At time, population in the area was higher than it is now though there were more people in countryside, fewer in town. Lots of ranches with big families (5-10 kids) & ranch workers. So doctors probably pretty busy.

  • Dr. Brunthaver’s house had a barn in back which functioned as a was wagon shed for doctor’s buggy, as well as used for other things. Now Borge’s Gallery.

Swiss/Italian immigrants, but met here in US. He was working on a dairy. Family then became hog dealers and became wealthy. He was one of the founders of the local bank. He was kind of the mayor of PRS (see article in Point Reyes Historian Winter 1980). There are still a few Codoni descendants living in PRS)

  • House built about 1890 – had its own electricity generator and supplied electricity to several neighboring houses as well

  • Sold a lot to the group starting the bank in 1910 (see later stop when we talk about the old brick bank building (now Flower Power)