Howell House

Howell House (HMGMG)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
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N 35° 23.584', W 119° 1.191'

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In 1891, William Howell hired local carpenter John Singleton to construct this Queen Anne style Victorian home on the northeast corner of 17th and H Streets in Bakersfield.

William Howell moved with his parents and sisters from Nebraska to Kern County in 1877. William became a court reporter for the Kern County Superior Court after his father died of pneumonia. William later became the County Auditor and a successful businessman.

William married Elizabeth Dugan, the daughter of Irish immigrants, in Bakersfield in 1901. William and Elizabeth raised two children, Genevieve and William Howell, Jr., in this home.

The Bakersfield Californian newspaper donated this house to the museum in 1968. The Howell family contributed the foundation for the house at its new site on the museum grounds.
Placed ByKern County Museum
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 5:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316558 N 3918507
Decimal Degrees35.39306667, -119.01985000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.584', W 119° 1.191'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 35.04" N, 119° 1' 11.46" W
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Area Code(s)805, 661, 310
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3671 Chester Ave, Bakersfield CA 93301, US
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