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Campbell House Museum
1508 Locust St, St. Louis, MO 63103
The Campbell House Museum in St. Louis commemorates the home and Victorian lifestyle of Robert Campbell and his wife Virginia Kyle Campbell. Campbell was an Irish immigrant who became an American frontiersman, fur trader and businessman. In preparing an inventory and evaluation of the estate, experts in history, architecture and art pronounced: "Probably nowhere in America, possible nowhere else, is such an intact and integral display of elaborate and ornate furnishings of the middle Victorian period to be found, as in the Campbell mansion."
The house underwent a series of restorations between 1973 and 2005, based largely on a recovered 1885 photo album. The museum contains many original objects from the house, including furniture, paintings, clothing, carriages and the photo album.
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