Gilbert House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
N 44° 56.720 W 123° 02.453
10T E 496774 N 4976878
History plaque on one of several historic structures that have been restored and re-purposed as a children's museum. The marker is to the right of the door. There is a fee to enter this location.
Waymark Code: WM3APQ
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 03/06/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Gilbert House
Major Funding Provided By:
Meyer Memorial Trust

The Gilbert House (1897) was built on this riverfront site by
A.C. Gilbert's uncle, Andrew T. Gilbert. A.C.'s family home was
located six blocks away at 700 Marion Street, replaced by Salem
First Congregational Church in 1941.
The Gilbert House is a Queen Anne Victorian of Eastlake design,
built by architect/designer C.A. Robert.
The City of Salem purchased the house in 1985 as part of its
future Riverfront Development Project. A.C. Gilbert's Discovery
Village acquired the Gilbert House through a no-cost lease and
restored it with grants from the Meyer Memorial Trust ant the
community. The Museum opened December 15, 1989. The
Gilbert House is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The text is repeated in Spanish
Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Other

Marker Type: City

Region: Willamette Valley

County: Marion

Web link to additional information: [Web Link]

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

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