Eureka in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Carson House
The property left the Carson Family’s ownership in the 1940s, was used as a boarding house and subsequently fell into serious disrepair. Robert M. Madsen, a local real estate broker and former councilman and mayor of Eureka, purchased it in 1963. He rehabilitated it to its former glory, meriting the City of Eureka’s first Beautification Award for his efforts. His wife Josephine L. Madsen and the Madsen Family have maintained its historical elegance.
While the Carson House was being rehabilitated
Dedicated February 8, 2003 by the Grand Parlor Native Sons of the Golden West
Robert M. Rogers, Grand President
Erected 2003 by Grand Parlor Native Sons of the Golden West.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
Location. 40° 48.321′ N, 124° 9.542′ W. Marker is in Eureka, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is at the intersection of M Street and 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north on M Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 M Street, Eureka CA 95501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this The Samuel W. McFarland Block (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hose Company Number 4 (about 600 feet away); The Josiah Gregg Expedition (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S. Post Office 1882-1885 / 1890-1894 (approx. 0.3 miles away); N.S.G.W. Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Buhne Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pythian Castle (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Vance Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eureka.
Also see . . .
1. Newsom Brothers. (Submitted on July 1, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Find A Grave - John "Milton" Carlson. (Submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
3. William Carson and his Mansion. William Carson was born July 15, 1825 in Canada and grew up around a lumberjack environment watching his father harvest timber that was later shipped to England. He first came west in 1850 during the booming gold rush era but then realized that there was a fortune to made in the lumber industry because wood was in high demand for (Submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
4. Biography of William Carson. It is difficult to say anything of William Carson without referring at once to the salient feature of his business career, his preeminence in the redwood lumber industry in Humboldt county.... (Submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 4,154 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. 3. submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. 4. submitted on July 1, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. 5, 6. submitted on July 2, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. 7. submitted on September 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.