“The Historic Congdon Estate”
In a world full of manufactured experiences, we have very few opportunities to fully immerse ourselves in authenticity. Glensheen offers one of those rare chances. Come see why Glensheen Mansion, perched on the shore of Lake Superior, is the most visited historic home in Minnesota. Our 12-acre estate features gardens, bridges, and the famous 39-room mansion built with remarkable 20th century craftsmanship, telling the story of the Duluth region.
One of several items to put on your must see/do list when visiting Duluth. The guided tour is worth the price of admission.
The guided tour by college students is wonderful. Very informative. I enjoyed the many innovative things that Chester Congdon has incorporated into the house. He, and his architect, were way ahead of their timewood matched the room and the other side m. The house was finished in 1908 and had: whole home vacuum; furniture and rooms designed dpecifically for each of his children; smoking rooms with special wall coverings to absorb the smoke so the house would not smell; one side of wood door had wood to match the room and the ither side matched the hall; a way to charge an electric car in the carriage house, covered manure in carriage house; 6" of concrete between floors so wood floors would not creak; the wat they got the coal in from London Rd. so no trucks would have to drive into estate and much more. Loved the tour and grounds.
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