Some of the most important and historic homes in Chico are located in the Barber District. In the 1900’s, the homes here were specifically built to house the employees at The Diamond Match Factory and the larger homes were designed purposely for the executives. The Diamond Match Factory’s falling but extraordinary ramshackle brick structure creates one border and Broadway Street, the other. Due to the neighborhoods’ history, some of the most important and historic homes in Chico are located in Barber. Today, you’ll find that the charm continues with vegetable gardens in almost every yard, quintessential front porch swings and good neighborhood karma. Chapman Elementary is the Chico Unified designated neighborhood school.