September 18, 2015

Eureka: Carson Mansion; things to do

101 North 

Carson Mansion  

143 M St./2nd St. 

Built between 1884 and 1886, the Carson Mansion 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.

Carson Mansion in Eureka, California
Carson Mansion in Eureka, California

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image ©2015 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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