Carson Mansion 143 M St./2nd St.
Built between 1884 and 1886, this is said to be the most photographed Victorian house in the world and is the "queen" of Victorian architecture. It is a mixture of several Victorian building styles--including Queen Anne, Italianate, and Stick-Eastlake—and took 100 men more than 2 years to build. Pioneer lumber baron William Carson, a failed gold miner, privately financed it in order to avoid laying off his best men during a depression. It now houses a private club and can be viewed only from the exterior.
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