Susanville – 200 S. Roop Street Revisited

200 S. Roop St., Susanville, July 20, 2016. Courtesy of Annie Henriques Blank
200 S. Roop St., Susanville, July 20, 2016. Courtesy of Annie Henriques Blank

Susanville’s uptown/historic district has an eclectic blend of architecture. During the 1920s, during the boom era brought on by the lumber mills certainly left its mark.

Charles McGowan one of the original owners of the Lassen Lumber & Box Company had a very striking residence. The home was constructed in 1924, and he moved his family into their new residence in July of that year. In November 1928, McGowan resigned his post as Vice-President of the Lassen Lumber & Box Company as he was in the midst of taking a new position with the Castella Box Factory in Shasta County.  In the spring of 1929, he had the house converted into three apartments, and remains that way after all of these years.

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