Campbell House - Vernon, BC
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N 50° 15.830 W 119° 15.695
11U E 338815 N 5570412
Quick Description: This pre 1900 Queen Anne Revival style house was built in 1898 for A.E. Morden, but is better known for its subsequent owners, the Campbell family, who operated a furniture store and funeral home in Vernon for decades.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/27/2014 12:09:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMMBKW
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Long Description:
Campbell House

2203 30th Avenue

Description of Historic Place
The Campbell House is a two-and-one-half-storey Queen Anne Revival house located on the East Hill at the top of 30th Avenue in Vernon. It is dominated by a corner tower with a conical turret.

Heritage Value
Built in 1898, the Campbell House is valued as a landmark residence overlooking downtown Vernon from the top of 'Suicide Hill' on 30th Avenue. It was built for A.E. Morden, a rancher and prospector who owned the Morning Glory Mine in Okanagan Landing, but is best known for its association with the Campbell family, operators of a furniture store and funeral business in Vernon for many years. The form is a variety of Queen Anne Revival. Based loosely on the medieval revival styles of Richard Norman Shaw, this American variant is a rambling wood-frame structure, likely designed from an American pattern book. The style was popular in the Okanagan from the early 1890s to around 1910. This house is one of four built on the East Hill above Pleasant Valley Road prior to 1900.

The Campbell House is notable for its fine design detail. It is cross-gabled with a tall, slender tower rising for two stories above the first floor porch. A conical turret, with a decorative finial above, further emphasizes the height. Queen Anne Revival architecture calls for the use of a variety of materials to add texture to the surface of the structure. Here there are rows of fish-scale shingles alternating with drop siding, bay windows, and deeply boxed eaves and decorated gable ends and trusses, extensive verandahs with turned porch rails and a balustrade, and decorative brackets.
From the Vernon Heritage Register

Campbell House

Type of Marker: Cultural

Type of Sign: Historic Site or Building Marker

Describe the parking that is available nearby: Street parking

What Agency placed the marker?: City of Vernon

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