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Carson mansion christmas lights, 2010

The Carson Mansion is a large Victorian house located in Old Town, Eureka, California. Regarded as one of the highest executions of American Queen Anne Style architecture,[2] the home is "considered the most grand Victorian home in America."[3] It is one of the most written about and photographed Victorian houses in California, and perhaps, in the United States.[3] Originally the home of one of Northern California's first major lumber barons, it has housed the Ingomar Club, a private members-only club, since 1950.[3] Although the front and south-side elevations may be viewed easily from the public street and sidewalk, the home and grounds are never open to the general public. Wikipedia.

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Taken on December 20, 2010