History

history campbell houseWhile the sto­ry of the Camp­bell house and fam­i­ly is com­plex, it is also one of the rich­est and most fas­ci­nat­ing looks at the lives of any 19th Cen­tu­ry Amer­i­can fam­i­ly. It’s a sto­ry that details an immi­grant’s expe­ri­ence, entre­pre­neur­ial suc­cess, the cre­ation of a show­place res­i­dence and the growth of a fam­i­ly and city dur­ing one of Amer­i­ca’s most dynam­ic peri­ods of his­to­ry.

In 1885, an exhaus­tive series of pho­tographs was tak­en through­out the house, com­piled into an album, and then lost until the late 20th cen­tu­ry when they were redis­cov­ered and used as the basis for our mul­ti-mil­lion dol­lar restora­tion project.

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