Note that these blogs posted during the sheltering-in-place period of the coronavirus crisis
are meant as a virtual escape. Hopefully, the information will be of use to you
when it is safe to travel again.

September 18, 2015

Eureka: Carson Mansion; things to do

101 North 

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.

Carson Mansion in Eureka, California

More things to do in Eureka.

More ideas for exploring Northern California. 

image ©2015 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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