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BUILDING
 
 
Carson Mansion
Mansion House
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DESIGNER
 
 
Samuel Newsom

Joseph Cather Newsom

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MATERIALS
 
reinforced concrete, wood

Concrete foundation
Douglas Fir frame
Redwood exterior

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
California
County
Humboldt
Town
Eureka
Address
143 M street (Waterfront Drive)
 
 
Website
E-mail
president@ingomar.org
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Residential buildings
Detached, semi-detached houses and villas
Buildings for recreational activities
Clubs, association headquarters, venue for events
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Bars, cafeterias
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1884    
Realisation
1886
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AWARDS
 
1964
Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Evelyn Shuster Worthen, A Castle in Fairyland. And Other Stories of the Carson Family and Their Mansions, Eureka Print Company, Eureka 1984
Laurence Beal, The Carson Mansion. America's Finest Victorian Home and the Man who Built it, Beal, 1977
National Trust for Historic Preservation, "Living Spaces", in America's Forgotten Architecture, Pantheon Books, 1976, pp. 72-73
Bruno Zevi, Spazî dell'architettura moderna, Einaudi, Torino 1973, tav. 422 [VIII. Tradizione moderna e primo razionalismo negli Stati Uniti]
Merrill Folsom, More Great American Mansions and Their Stories, Hastings House, 1967, pp. 165-168
"Carson, O.W., House, Eureka plans prepared", California Architect and Building News, june 1884, p. 114
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CLIENT
 
 
William Carson
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AMOUNT
 
 
$ 80,000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Floors
3 aboveground + tower
Consistence
18 rooms
Surface
sq.m. 1,510 (sq.ft. 16,200)
tower sq.m. 31 (sq.ft. 103)
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STRUCTURES
 
 
W.H. Mills
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STAFF
 
Project
Newsom and Newsom, Architects
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
Eclectic parody of the victorian taste.
 
 
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