Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Campbell House

On New Year's Eve I packed up the car and headed out to St. Louis to visit one of my best friends. She lives in downtown St. Louis not too far from the Gateway Arch. In fact, she lives at the Campbell House Museum above the carriage house and gives tours for the museum on the weekends. On one of her tour days she let me walk around and photograph.

The house was built in the 1800's and for the most part owned my the Campbell family. What makes it special is that it retains 80%- 90% of the family's original contents. The furnishings are straight up Victorian opulence. I was actually taken back by all the grandeur.

The museum has staged the house so well, that as you walk through it, you feel as if you've stepped back in time and you half expect to bump into a man in a top hat and waist coat as you pass down the hall.

From c.heis


Crystal said...

hmmm. I thought I'd worked out how to make the photos bigger. I'll have to look into it more.

Mr.Anonymous said...

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