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The Carson Mansion is a historic Victorian building, visible only from the outside, unless you are associated with a member of the private club which now owns and operates it for social functions. Once the home of lumber baron William Carson, the house is a...More
This mansion is simply breathtaking to stand and stare at.... the amount of thought and time it took to build it is mind boggling. Perfect place for a family picture... members only are allowed inside... sorry to say.
This beautiful old lumber baron’s mansion is now a private club. It is thought to be the most photographed Victorian ever.
It is truly spectacular. Also, look across the street at the Pink Lady. The baron’s daughter’s wedding gift.
This is one of those places you can only walk by to see the outside but cannot go in, unfortunately. It is very grandiose and beautifully maintained. I would pay admission to go inside if they allowed it. At least worth a drive-by.
I went through Eureka on a roadtrip and drove past a lot of different house of a similar style. Carson Mansion is definitely the most spectacular of these but there is no public access to the house, so you can only see if from the...More
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So, the mansion was built by lumber magnate William Carson, using workers who were out-of-work due to a lumber recession. It took two years to build, and was completed in 1885. How much it cost is a tricky... More
So, the mansion was built by lumber magnate William Carson, using workers who were out-of-work due to a lumber recession. It took two years to build, and was completed in 1885. How much it cost is a tricky question, since Carson was using his own workers, and his own redwood (and other) lumber. In my research, I have not been able to find a consistent answer, but the $80,000 cost I've seen quoted seems right! The house is currently owned by the Ingomar Club, a private club--which unfortunately means that there are no tours of the house, no way to see the interior (which is spectacular). The house is over 16,000 square feet, with 18 rooms (not including the big club dining room, added much later by the Ingomar Club). Hope you get to see it!