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Greetings from Canby's most famous house! Located on the corner of Highway 75 and 4th Street, the Lund-Hoel House is dressed in its historically accurate Victorian dark green and white paint scheme.
Step back in history with a visit to the Lund-Hoel House. Established in 1891 by John Lund of Lund's Land Agency, it became the talk of the town. The main part of the house was completed in 49 days. In 1900, additional renovations included a surrounding "hardhead" (fieldstone) fence, additional living space, servants quarters, balconies, a turret, and porches. Although considered extravagant at the time, foolish by many, the House boasted a gas plant to light the house at night with original gas fixtures on display. The rooms were designed without continuity or harmony with many styles of millwork. All bedrooms, except the smaller back bedrooms, had their own balcony. The "door above the door" in the upstairs hallway is always intriguing.
The builder and first owner of the House was John G. Lund-a hustling, bustling dynamo of a man who lived a colorful but short existence of just 40 years. Self-made millionaire land broker, energetic mayor of Canby at the turn-of-the-century, and founder-president of one of the three banks in town -- all of these phrases describe Lund well.
The Carriage House, now an Interpretive Center, has been completely restored to its original glory complete with cupola. Along with other artifacts, it also houses a turn-of-the-century horse-drawn carriage which is still used on occasion for parades.
Since 1975, the Lund-Hoel House has depended upon volunteers to give thousands of guided tours. The museum is completely maintained through the generosity of members, ad hoc donations, and the dedicated people who serve on the Board.
Just 2 miles SW of Canby on County Road 30, nestled in the quiet countryside off the beaten path. Please click link above or image below for full information on directions, camping fees, and all the amenities available.
Map courtesy of The Canby News