Monday, July 21, 2008

Historic Deepwood Estate



We had a chance to attend the open house at Deepwood Estate last weekend. This welcoming sight is the sunroom on the west side of the house. This beautiful Queen Anne Victorian, built in 1894, is located on 4 acres with manicured gardens and nature trails at the far east end of Bush Park, on the SW corner of Mission and 12th Sts. The home was lived in by only 3 families before the City acquired it in the early 1970s. There was little 'restoration' needed inside as the house had been well cared for, i.e., no painted-over woodwork needing stripped, etc. It has all the original hardware and fixtures. The woodwork and craftsmanship alone are worth a visit.

The home and gardens were placed on the National Register of Historic Homes in 1973. All the gardens are now maintained by volunteers. The 'Secluded Garden' is my favorite.

Visit the Friends of Deepwood and the City of Salem websites to learn more and the history, occupants, and current events.

11 comments:

USelaine said...

What a beautiful place to sit that would be!

Boise Diva said...

What a gem. Is it a public buidling just for show? Or is it available for events..I want to have tea in that sunroom!

jill said...

Boise Diva -- the building is a 'museum' and has a $4 admission charge. But the gardens, carriage house, etc. can be rented for weddings, receptions, etc. I'm sure you could have a tea in this beautiful sunroom, just a little far for you to travel.

http://www.historicdeepwoodestate.org/historic/estate/salem_oregon/C7

http://www.historicdeepwoodestate.org/historic/estate/salem_oregon/C5/

HOBO said...

Dream-House.

babooshka said...

What a lovely place to sit and wathc the world go by.

Joy said...

Wow! I wouldn't mind living here :D Such a lovely place.

Many thanks for your visits to Norwich Daily Photo. I hope that you enjoy the colours of summer on my blog.

joy

Hilda said...

Oh it's gorgeous!

I'd love to have a house with lots of open spaces that let the sun shine in everywhere, but I'd have to move away from Metro Manila.

Jan said...

Jill, this is such a beautiful place and a great pictures. Makes me feel like I am there.

Andrea said...

Beautiful place.

Thanks for visiting my blog. hope you will visit again. I plan to visit you again.

Celine said...

I've never been to Deepwood, though I would love to go. Beautiful picture, Jill.

Steffe said...

Stylish.