ID: 227654, Address: 1520 West St, 1520 West StRedding, CA 96001 Phone: 530-241-3454 Website:View Website
Description: The Behrens-Eaton House, a Victorian style turn of the century home, is located at 1520 West Street, Redding, California. It was built by John Scott in 1895 and purchased by Charles Behrens, Sheriff of Shasta County and grandfather of Judge Richard Behrens Eaton, in 1898.
The Behrens-Eaton family lived in the home from that date untill Judge Eaton's death in 2003.
The Judge left a trust dictating that his home be turned into a Victorian Museum to show future generations what a family home of that era looked like. His will stipulated that the governors establish a repository of historical books, artifacts, letters, illustrations, photopgraphs and papers which are symbolic of Judge Eaton's professional career and his public life; relative to Shasta County and California history. Judge Eaton's main goal in establishing his trust was that there would be a venue for the children and citizens of Shasta County to learn about local history. This dream is certainly coming true as school children as well as local historians are finding our museum and library provide a plethora of wonderful historical data and pictures. The display museum is now open at 1939 Butte Street- just north of the Behrens-Eaton Museum.