THE William Carson Mansion
One of the most photographed Victorian houses in California, and perhaps in the United States The mansion is in the same condition as when first constructed in the 1880’s. The designers, Samuel and Joseph Newsom, were well respected San Francisco architects who heartily embraced the concept of the “picturesque”, a quality that continues to fascinate all who see the Carson Mansion .
The Carson Mansion was owned by the descendants of William Carson until 1950, when it was sold to the Ingomar Club.
William Carson came to California about 1849 for the Gold rush. Over a few years of felling and hauling lumber, he got out of gold mining, and spent full time in the lumber business. William Carson bought the mill with a partner and went on the start a railroad again with a partner. You can read more at Wikipedia.
The Carson Mansion is on the redwood coast of Humboldt Bay in the city of Eureka California. I have been by the mansion many – many times and have photographed it just about every time. This is a piece of art – the workmanship is superb and flawless.